Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Jackson HMC, LLC, d/b/a Central Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi
Relocation of Burn Center from Crossgates River Oaks Hospital to Central
Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson HMA, LLC, d/b/a Central Mississippi Medical Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the relocation of the Burn Center from its current location at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital to Central Mississippi Medical Center. With more surgeons and specialists on-site, relocating the Burn Center will allow the facility to treat more severe burns as well as allow more patients to be treated in Mississippi without the need to travel outside of the state.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $1,469,399.
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 October 31, 2013, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
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