The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Fresenius Medical Care - North America, Inc. d/b/a Bio Medical
Application of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a RCG of West Point
West Point, Mississippi
Cost Overrun to CON #0842 (Establishment of a Satellite ESRD Facility)
Fresenius Medical Care - North America, Inc. d/b/a Bio Medical Application of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a RCG of West Point has received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the cost overrun to CON #0842 (establishment of a satellite ESRD facility).
The approved capital expenditure for this project is $808,367. The additional capital expenditure is $647,128, making the revised capital expenditure for this project $1,455,495.
Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi, Inc.
d/b/a Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi
Construction/Relocation and Replacement of 217-Bed Hospital/Services
Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi, Inc. has received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to replace its 217-bed licensed hospital facility with a new facility one mile away from its present location on South Lamar Boulevard. The proposed replacement will consist of 680,000 square feet of construction.
The proposed capital expenditure for this project is $313,508,083.
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 20, 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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