Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – West Hinds County
Amendment to CON #R-0877 (Establishment of a Satellite ESRD Facility)
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – West Hinds County received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the amendment to CON
#R-0877 (CON Review #ESRD-NIS-1213-016) for the establishment of a 10-station satellite End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility. The location of the initial approved site has changed due to unfavorable soil for construction. The site will now be located on Springridge Road in Clinton.
The proposed capital expenditure for this project is $3,815,643.
Harrison County Properties, LLC d/b/a Gulfport Care Center
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0819 (Construction of 90 Nursing Home Beds in Harrison County)
Harrison County Properties, LLC, d/b/a Gulfport Care Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0819 (CON Review #NH-RLS-0110-001) for the construction of 90 nursing home beds in Harrison County. The applicant said the cost overrun was due to several factors, including a delay in construction that contributed to increased costs and the purchase of upgraded and additional equipment.
The approved capital expenditure for this project was $7,178,929, and the additional capital expenditure is $715,516, making the revised total capital expenditure for this project $7,894,445.
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 November 19, 2015, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
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