Mississippi State Department of Health

State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decision for Flowood Facility
March 18, 2019


Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:

River Oaks Hospital, LLC d/b/a Merit Health River Oaks
Flowood, Mississippi
Offering of PCI Services in a Hospital Without On-Site Cardiac Surgery

River Oaks Hospital, LLC d/b/a Merit Health River Oaks received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on March 14 to offer percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services in a hospital without on-site cardiac surgery. The proposed project will not involve any new construction, renovation or other expenses besides full-time personnel and will improve the comprehensiveness of care the hospital can provide to its patients.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $89,751.00.

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.

Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at HealthyMS.com/con.

The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at HealthyMS.com/con.

Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
Note to media: After hours or during emergencies, call 601-576-7400.

Links referenced
HealthyMS.com/con    https://msdh.ms.gov/con
HealthyMS.com/con    https://msdh.ms.gov/con

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