Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Brandon HMA, LLC d/b/a Crossgates River Oaks Hospital
Establishment of 15-bed Burn Center/Care Services
Brandon HMA, LLC d/b/a Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the establishment of a 15-bed burn center and subsequent burn care services on the campus of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital. The proposed burn center will also participate in the trauma care system, providing the only specialized burn care facility within the state.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,972,816.
Forrest General Hospital/Pine Grove Behavioral Health Center
Conversion of 24 Chemical Dependency Beds to Adult Psychiatric Beds
Pine Grove Behavioral Health Center, an extension of Forrest General Hospital, has received Certificate of Need authority for the conversion of 24 adult chemical dependency beds to adult psychiatric beds. The proposed project also includes the demolition and renovation of the existing Alcohol and Dependency Unit at Pine Grove Recovery Center.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $1,865,047.
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 May 27, 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.