The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Center
Establishment of Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services
Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services offered through a contract with P&L Contracting of Batesville.
There is no capital expenditure associated with this project.
Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital
Offering of Mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Services
Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority to offer mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) services one half day per week through a master service agreement with Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $75,000.
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. During that period, 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 23, 2012, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.