Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – South Mississippi Center – Orange Grove
Expansion of Stations at Existing ESRD Facility
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – South Mississippi Kidney Center – Orange Grove received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on Thursday to expand its existing facility by 12 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) stations. The proposed project consists of water treatment equipment, furniture, fixed and non-fixed equipment, television systems, phone systems, and IT equipment.
The total proposed capital expenditure for this project is $2,273,159.89.
Mississippi's Certificate of Need process is a fundamental component of the state's health planning and health regulatory activities. In managing the Certificate of Need process, the Department seeks to improve the health of Mississippi residents; to increase accessibility, acceptability, continuity and quality of health services; to prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources; and to provide some cost containment.
The MSDH has administered the Certificate of Need program since July 1986. Since then, more than 1,400 Certificate of Need applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $5 billion.
Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at HealthyMS.com/con.
The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at HealthyMS.com/con.
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