Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Greenbriar Nursing Center
Relocation of 46 Long-Term Care Beds
Total capital expenditure: $2,804,248
Greenbriar Nursing Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the relocation of 46 long-term care beds from Azalea Gardens Nursing Center in Stone County to Greenbriar Nursing Center in Harrison County.
Oktibbeha County Hospital
Construction of Medical Office Building
Total capital expenditure: $2,555,400
Oktibbeha County Hospital has received Certificate of Need authority for the construction of a 13,767-square-foot, one-story medical office building located approximately 0.2 miles from the existing hospital.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Amendment/Cost Overrun to CON #R-0793 (Pediatric Intensive Care Renovation)
Additional capital expenditure: $415,797
Total capital expenditure: $3,538,775
University of Mississippi Medical Center has received Certificate of Need authority for the amendment/cost overrun to CON #R-0793 for the renovation of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
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 June 24, 2010, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667