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State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decisions

January 28, 2016  
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Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of Certificate of Needs (CON) for the following project:

Singing River Health System d/b/a Ocean Springs Hospital
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Amendment and Cost Overrun to CON #R-0751A
(CON Review HG-A-0311-005) Construction of Observation Units and Outpatient Service Improvements

Singing River Health System d/b/a Ocean Springs Hospital received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the amendment and cost overrun to CON #R-0751A (CON Review HG-A-0311-005) for the construction of observation units and outpatient service improvements.

The approved capital expenditure for this project was $15,364,109, and the additional capital expenditure is $8,629,792, making the revised total capital expenditure for this project $23,993,901.


The Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.,
d/b/a Methodist Rehabilitation Center
Jackson, Mississippi
Renovation of 6th Floor Patient and Nursing Area

The Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc., d/b/a Methodist Rehabilitation Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the renovation of 18,500 square feet of its sixth floor patient and nursing area. The project will involve new paint, flooring, ceiling tile, furniture, and remodeled patient areas, administrative areas and the nurse’s station.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $3,395,250.


Jackson Heart Clinic, Professional Association
Jackson, Mississippi
Acquisition of Cardiac-Only PET Scanner and Offering of Cardiac-Only PET Services

Jackson Heart Clinic, Professional Association received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the acquisition of a cardiac-only Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and the offering of cardiac-only PET services at the clinic’s offices in the Dominican Plaza on Lakeland Drive. The project will involve limited renovation of approximately 640 square feet and should not require additional staffing.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $257,992.


Clarkdsdale, HMA LLC d/b/a Merit Health Northwest
f/k/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Center
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0852 (CON Review Number HG-FE-0312-006)
Acquisition or Otherwise Control of MRI Equipment and Conversion of Mobile MRI Services to Fixed Services

Clarksdale, HMA LLC d/b/a Merit Health Northwest f/k/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0852 (CON Review Number HG-FE-0312-006) for the acquisition or otherwise control of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment and the conversion of mobile MRI services to fixed MRI services.

The approved capital expenditure for this project was $387,500, and the additional capital expenditure is $292,427.24, making the revised total capital expenditure for this project $679,927.24.


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 February 25, 2016, 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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Last reviewed on Jan 28, 2016
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