Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Forrest General Hospital d/b/a Highland Community Hospital
Construction of a Medical Office Building
Forrest General Hospital d/b/a Highland Community Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction of a medical office building. The proposed project involves the construction of a 20,000 square foot, one-story building adjacent to the future Highland Community Hospital in Picayune. The medical office facility is intended for the recruiting of existing and new physicians to that area.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $3,802,500.
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Inc.
Renovation of Nursing Units
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Inc. has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation of its nursing units at the hospital's main campus. The proposed project involves the renovation of 168,000 square feet of existing space. The goal of the project is to retrofit and renovate 14 of the 16 nursing units with a breakdown of two devoted to critical care, 13 comprised of 22 acute care patients rooms per unit, and one with 25 single patient rooms housing Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care's 25 long-term care beds.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $58,650,000.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the renovation of the cafeteria on the campus of the existing hospital. The proposed project involves the renovation of 13,866 square feet, including the existing cafeteria and dining areas on the first floor of the main hospital, and the cooking line of the kitchen directly below the cafeteria on the basement level.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,577,081.
North Mississippi Medical Center
West Bedtower Expansion and Renovation
North Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the expansion and renovation of the west bedtower. The proposed project involves adding approximately 137,033 square feet of new construction and completely renovating the existing 69,710 square feet of space. Once completed, the facility will provide a total of 250 patient bedrooms, all sized and designed exactly alike, and all about 50 percent larger than the current rooms
The total capital expenditure for this project is $55,103,273.
Scan This, LLC - Tate County
Establishment of Freestanding MRI Services for North Oak Medical Center
Scan This, LLC - Tate County has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of freestanding MRI services at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. The proposed project will be a joint venture with P&L Contracting as a vendor of MRI equipment, Scan This, LLC - Tate County as a provider, and North Oak Regional Medical Center as the site for the provision of such services. The project does not require any construction or renovation.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $6,000.
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 April 8, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
The department's staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.