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State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decision for Meridian Cardiac-Only PET Services

February 13, 2018  
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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 project:

  • Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Professional Medical Corporation d/b/a Cardiovascular Institute of the South
    Meridian, Mississippi
    Amendment to CON R-0926 (CON Review C-NIS-0317-004): Establishment of Cardiac Only Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Services and Acquisition of Related Equipment

Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Professional Medical Corporation d/b/a Cardiovascular Institute of the South received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on Monday for an amendment to CON R-0926 (CON Review C-NIS-0317-004) for the establishment of cardiac-only Positron Emission Tomography (PET) services and acquisition of related equipment. The amendment is for a relocation of approximately 3.3 miles from the original, approved site.

The total proposed capital expenditure for this project remains at $12,750. No additional capital expenditure is requested.

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.

Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at HealthyMS.com/con.

The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at HealthyMS.com/con.

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Last reviewed on Feb 13, 2018
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