The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
North Mississippi Medical Center
Renovation for and Acquisition of Hybrid Operating Room Equipment
North Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation for and acquisition of hybrid operating room equipment. The proposed project includes a complete renovation of 1,400 square feet currently occupied on the second floor of the main facility. The current area occupants will be relocated and the vacated area extensively renovated.
The total capital expenditure of this project is $3,486,800.
Magnolia Regional Health Center
Construction/Renovation/Relocation & Expansion of Health Care Facility
Magnolia Regional Health Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction/renovation/relocation and expansion of its current facility. The proposed project will consolidate and relocate the facility's imaging department and registration/pre-admit testing areas, relocate and expand its emergency department, and develop space for future expansion of surgery.
The total capital expenditure of this project is $22,528,128.
PHC-Cleveland, Inc., d/b/a Bolivar Medical Center
Offering of Swing Bed Services
PHC-Cleveland, Inc., d/b/a Bolivar Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of swing bed services. The proposed project will reabsorb a 12-bed sub acute (skilled nursing) unit currently located on the fourth floor of the hospital.
The total capital expenditure of this project is $0.
Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital
Construction/Relocation/Replacement of Facility
Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction/relocation/replacement of the existing facility. The existing facility was built in 1950 with the latest major expansion occurring in 1980. The proposed project will consist of 50,000 square feet of new construction on approximately 22 acres two miles from the existing facility.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $20,000,000.
Hancock Medical Center
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Amendment to CON #R-0620 (Renovation/Expansion of Outpatient & Emergency Services)
Hancock Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the amendment to CON #R-0620 (Renovation/Expansion of Outpatient & Emergency Services) for an increase in square footage for new construction as well as additional capital expenditure. The proposed project has been delayed and adjusted due to damage inflicted during Hurricane Katrina.
The additional capital expenditure for this project is $22,805,443, resulting in a total capital expenditure of $31,532,991.
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 27, 2011, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667