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State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decisions for Projects in Jackson, Tupelo and West Point

December 22, 2011  
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Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:

St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson, Mississippi
Renovation for the Creation of a Hybrid Operating Room

St. Dominic - Jackson Memorial Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation of its current hospital space for a hybrid operating room. The proposed project involves the renovation of 2,274 square feet of existing space. No new services will be offered as a result of the project.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $2,679,601.

Imaging Center at BridgePoint, LLC, Tupelo
Tupelo, Mississippi
Offering of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Services

Imaging Center at BridgePoint, LLC has received Certificate of Need authority for the offering of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) services at a proposed imaging suite in close proximity to the North Mississippi Hematology and Oncology Associates, Ltd.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,182,136.

Fresenius Medical Care - North America, Inc., d/b/a RCG-West Point
West Point, Mississippi
Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility

Fresenius Medical Care - North America, Inc., d/b/a RCG-West Point has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of a 10-station satellite End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility in Clay County. The proposed project will include the lease of 5,809 square feet of shelled space and renovation of the space to house the facility.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $808,367.

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 January 26, 2012, 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 Dec 22, 2011
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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