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State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decisions for Mississippi Projects

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This is a news release from the Mississippi State Department of Health

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following projects:

Brentwood Acquisition, Inc. d/b/a Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of Mississippi in Flowood received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the establishment of a 16-bed freestanding psychiatric residential treatment facility to be located on the 12-acre campus of the existing facility. The proposed facility will focus on the treatment of adolescents and children between the ages of 5 and 17 and will serve as an adjunct or alternative setting to acute inpatient psychiatric care. The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,641,228.

CARES Center, Inc. d/b/a CARES Center in Saucier received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the establishment of a 20-bed psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) on its “Gulf Coast Campus” in Harrison County. This campus consists of 80 acres in a rural setting that include six residential buildings, one of which was constructed in accordance with the licensure standards and specifications for a PRTF and was designed to house 20 residents.The total capital expenditure for this project is $258,000.

George County Hospital in Lucedale received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the renovation and expansion of its current facility in Lucedale. The proposed project involves construction of approximately 51,000 square feet for a new two-story expansion and 7,500 square feet of renovated space located within the existing hospital. The total capital expenditure for this project is $12,584,553.

Hattiesburg Clinic Professional Association d/b/a Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis Unit received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the establishment of a 10-station end stage renal disease (ESRD) facility in Forrest County. The proposed facility will be relocated from the existing 60-station ESRD facility on Highway 49 to an already existing building to be named West Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis on Lincoln Road Extension. The proposed facility will be located within seven miles of the Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis Unit. The total capital expenditure for this project is $38,000.

Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC in Byram received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the construction/relocation and replacement of its 119 licensed nursing home beds from 3454 Albermarle Road in Jackson to 205 Byram Parkway in Byram. The proposed location is within the facility's current 15-mile radius service area. The total capital expenditure for this project is $9,650,798.

Natchez Hospital Company, LLC d/b/a Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the renovation and improvement of the fourth floor, emergency department, labor and delivery rooms, and post-partum rooms. The scope of the proposed project involves the renovation of three floors of the existing hospital. The total capital expenditure for this project is $12,411,697.

Natchez Hospital Company, LLC d/b/a Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to re-establish diagnostic cardiac catheterization and digital subtraction angiography services at its facility. The facility ceased providing the series in September 2013 due to loss of physician coverage and reduced utilization. The total capital expenditure for this project is $253,695.

RCG Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a RCG of Columbus received Certificate of Need (CON) authority to expand its existing end stage renal disease (ESRD) facility. The proposed project will add six stations to its existing RCG of Columbus, which will help increase its original capacity back to 35 stations.The total capital expenditure for this project is $85,863.20.

Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC d/b/a River Region Health System, Vicksburg received Certificate of Need (CON) authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0831 (CON Review #HP-CB-0310-010) for the renovation/addition of 20 adolescent psychiatric beds/services to its existing behavioral health program. The original capital expenditure for this project was $805,058. The additional capital expenditure is $97,345.46. The total capital expenditure for this project is $902,403.43.

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. Since then, 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 30, 2015, at the MSDH offices in Jackson.

The department's staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at www.HealthyMS.com.

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