The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Covington County Hospital and Nursing Home d/b/a Arrington Living Center
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0556-A (Construction/Establishment of a 60-Bed Nursing Facility)
Additional capital expenditure: $170,000
Total capital expenditure: $2,527,939
Covington County Hospital and Nursing Home d/b/a Arrington Living Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0556-A for the construction/establishment of a 60-bed skilled nursing facility.
Windham House of Hattiesburg, Inc. d/b/a Windham House of Hattiesburg
Relocation of 30 Nursing Home Beds to Lamar County
Capital expenditure: $250,020
Windham House of Hattiesburg, Inc. d/b/a Windham House of Hattiesburg has received Certificate of Need authority for the relocation of 30 nursing home beds from Miramar Lodge Nursing Home Harrison County to Windham House in Lamar County.
Harrison County Properties, LLC, d/b/a Gulfport Care Center
Construction of 90-Bed Replacement Facility in Harrison County
Capital expenditure: $7,178,929
Harrison County Properties, LLC, d/b/a Gulfport Care Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction of a replacement facility for 90 nursing home beds in Harrison County. The proposed facility will house beds previously operated by Miramar Lodge Nursing Home.
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 September 30, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667