Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of Certificates of Need (CONs) for the following projects:
Neshoba County General Hospital & Nursing Home
Acquisition of Clinic Building
Neshoba General Hospital & Nursing Home has received Certificate of Need authority for the acquisition of Air Park Clinic in Philadelphia. The proposed project is a real estate investment, and the building will be utilized as a physicians' clinic. No new construction or renovation is needed. The parcel of land contains approximately 3.5 acres and a 16,000-square-foot medical clinic building.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $2,676,000.
Meadowbrook Health & Rehab, LLC
Construction of Northpointe Health & Rehab for the Replacement of 21-Bed Kemper County Nursing Home, and Rehabilitation and Relocation of 39 NH Beds from Poplar Springs Nursing & Rehabilitation
Meadowbrook Health & Rehab, LLC has received Certificate of Need authority for the replacement and relocation of the 21-bed Kemper Homeplace Nursing Facility in DeKalb to Meridian. In addition, the proposed project will relocate and combine 39 existing nursing home beds now licensed to Poplar Springs Nursing Center with the 21 beds from Kemper County to form a new 60-bed facility in Meridian.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,168,500.
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 March 25, 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.