Jackson, Miss. — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects.
Universal Health System d/b/a Parkwood Behavioral Health System
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Construction/Renovation/Addition of 20 Adult Psychiatric Beds
Universal Health System d/b/a Parkwood Behavioral Health System has received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the construction, renovation, and addition of 20 acute adult psychiatric beds. These beds will be housed in new construction to be added to the hospital, totaling 12,000 square feet. The project also includes the renovation of 750 square feet of existing space.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,835,791.
Neshoba County General Hospital
Amendment to CON #R-0799 (Construction of a Replacement Hospital)
Neshoba County General Hospital has received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for an amendment to CON #R-0799 (construction of a replacement hospital). Instead of constructing a new replacement facility, renovations will be made to the existing facility and an additional 2.5 acres were acquired for staff parking and deliveries.
The original capital expenditure for this project was $53,596,688. The revised capital expenditure for this project is $31,000,000.
Rush Health System d/b/a Kemper CAH, Inc.
d/b/a John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital
De Kalb, Mississippi
Establishment of Mobile MRI Services
Rush Health System d/b/a Kemper CAH, Inc. d/b/a John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital has received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the offering of mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services for one-half day per week, four hours per day, on the hospital campus.
There is no capital expenditure for this project.
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. The next Certificate of Need monthly meeting will be May 30, 2013, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
The department's staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.
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