The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Delta Regional Medical Center
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0730 (Establishment of a 40-Bed LTAC Hospital)
Additional capital expenditure: $658,324
Total capital expenditure: $1,734,324
Delta Regional Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0730 for the establishment of a 40-bed long-term acute care hospital. The proposed project entails the renovation of approximately 22,678 square feet of space.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Adult Emergency Department Renovation
Capital expenditure: $7,130,000
University of Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation of the adult emergency department on the campus of the existing hospital. The proposed project is designed to improve patient flow, increase capacity, reduce patient wait times and optimize the utilization of resources within the department.
South Central Regional Medical Center
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0667 (Surgical CCU and Emergency Room Renovation/Addition)
Additional capital expenditure: $4,899,678
Total capital expenditure: $17,500,000
South Central Regional Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0667 for the renovation/addition of its surgical CCU and emergency room. The proposed project involves 49,181 square feet of new construction and 32,983 square feet of renovated state.
Neshoba County General Hospital
Construction of a Replacement Hospital
Capital expenditure: $53,596,688
Neshoba County General Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for construction of a replacement facility that will be located on the southeast corner of the hospital's current campus. The proposed project will be a two-story building, approximately 99,881 square feet in size and will be licensed for 44 general acute care beds.
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. During that period, more than 1,400 Certificate of Need applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $5 billion. The next Certificate of Need monthly meeting will be January 28, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
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