The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi, P.A.
Acquisition of Cardiac PET Equipment/Offering of Cardiac PET Services
Capital expenditure: $1,100,000
Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi, P.A., has received Certificate of Need authority for the acquisition of a Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and offering of Cardiac PET services.
Diamond Grove Center, LLC d/b/a Diamond Grove Center, Louisville & Brentwood Acquisition, Inc. d/b/a Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare
Amendment to CON #R-0759 (Addition of 20 Child/Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Beds) for the Transfer/Relocation of 15 Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Beds
Capital expenditure: $4,500,000
Diamond Grove Center, LLC d/b/a Diamond Grove Center, Louisville & Brentwood Acquisition, Inc. d/b/a Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare has received Certificate of Need authority for an amendment to CON #R-0759 (Addition of 20 Child/Adolescent Acute Psychiatric Beds) for the transfer/relocation of 15 child/adolescent psychiatric beds.
Forrest General Hospital
Construction of an Adeline Street Freestanding Parking Garage/Deck
Capital expenditure: $14,759,200
Forrest General Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction of a freestanding parking garage/deck on Adeline Street adjacent to the hospital campus. The estimated size of the project is 345,000 square feet of new construction.
Jones County Board of Supervisors and South Central Regional Medical Center d/b/a Jones County Rest Home
Construction of a Replacement Facility
Capital expenditure: $9,795,678
Jones County Board of Supervisors and South Central Regional Medical Center d/b/a Jones County Rest Home has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction of a new building to replace the current Jones County Facility. The existing facility is outdated and inefficient, according to the applicant. The new facility will contain approximately 44,450 square feet of space.
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 December 16, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667