State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decision for Projects in Meridian and Jackson
August 6, 2019
Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of Certificates of Need (CON) for the following projects:
Alliance Health Center Incorporated d/b/a Alliance Health Center
Conversion of Adolescent Psychiatric Beds to Adult Psychiatric Beds
The Alliance Health Center Incorporated d/b/a Alliance Health Center received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on July 29 to convert four adolescent psychiatric beds to adult psychiatric beds for a total of 50 adult psychiatric beds and 26 adolescent psychiatric beds in the behavioral health units at the hospital. This project is designed to meet the demand for adult psychiatric services without increasing the total number of beds at the hospital.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $5,000.
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Kidney Care – North Jackson
Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility
Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Kidney Care – North Jackson received Certificate of Need (CON) authority on July 29 to establish a 10-station End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facility in Hinds County. The proposed project will be located at 5722 Interstate 55 North in Jackson, less than four miles from the host facility on Medical Drive in Jackson, which cannot be expanded due to its location.
The total capital expenditure for this project is $4,004,426.
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.
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