Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
Patient Tower Expansion and Renovation
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has received Certificate of Need authority for the expansion and renovation of its patient tower. The size of the patient rooms on the third, fourth and fifth floors will be increased, and two new floors of rooms added to the tower. There will be no increase in total licensed beds as a result of this project; there will be a total of 240 patient rooms once the project is completed.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $58,785,711.
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 December 22, 2011, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
The department's staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.