The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Oktibbeha County Hospital d/b/a OCH Regional Medical Center
Cost Overrun to CON #R-0811 (Construction of Medical Office Building)
Additional capital expenditure: $596,076
Total capital expenditure: $3,151,476
Oktibbeha County Hospital d/b/a OCH Regional Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0811for the construction of a medical office building.
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital
Construction/Replacement of Behavioral Health Services Facility
Capital expenditure: $16,284,439
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction/replacement of its behavioral health services facility on the north campus of St. Dominic.
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 October 19, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667