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Health Department issues CONs

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) to three healthcare facilities for projects totaling more than $12 million.

Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula was awarded a CON for the Mississippi 
Modular Chiller Plant and Pipe Bridge Project
. The project involves the construction/upgrade of the modular chiller plant and pipe bridge on the campus of the hospital. The proposed project is expected to provide a specific infrastructure component that should extend its ability to offer the proper environment of care to its patients. The project’s capital expenditure is approximately $3.5 million

Jefferson County Hospital
 in Fayette was awarded a CON for the Mississippi 
Emergency Room/Laboratory/Acute Care Addition
 Project. The CON is for the addition of an emergency room/laboratory/acute care area. The proposed project involves 15,422 square feet of new construction, which encompasses 14,530 square feet indoors and 892 square feet outdoors for covered decks and porches. The capital expenditure is $5.5 million.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
 in Jackson was awarded a CON for the Mississippi 
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Renovation
 Project. The project involves the renovation of the pediatric intensive care unit, including renovating the existing 28-bed unit on the first floor of the hospital and the creation of 14 private patient rooms, redefined support spaces and better family waiting space. The capital expenditure is approximately $3.12 million.

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