Posts Tagged ‘certificate of need’

Court refuses to reconsider hospital ruling

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its ruling that the University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law. The court yesterday denied requests to revisit its June ruling. Mississippi’s CON law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The court ruled UMMC, […] [...]

Court sides with hospital over CON for psychiatric unit

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a decision that allows a Vicksburg hospital to open a 20-bed adolescent psychiatric unit. The Mississippi State Department Health granted River Region Medical Center a certificate of need in 2011 over the objections of Diamond Grove Center of Louisville, Miss. River Region planned to put the unit […] [...]

Health Department awards CON for satellite facility

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has awarded a certificate of need (CON) to RCG Mississippi Inc., d/b/a Lowndes County Dialysis, of Columbus. The CON authorizes the establishment of a satellite end stage renal disease (ESRD) facility in Columbus. MSDH reports the proposed project will relocate 10 stations from its current 35-station […] [...]

Health Department awards CON to Anderson Regional

MERIDIAN — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) issued a certificate of need (CON) to Anderson Regional Medical Center (South Campus). The CON gives the hospital authority to utilize 25 of its acute-care beds as swing beds. The proposed project requires no new construction and/or renovation and no new personnel. There is no capital […] [...]

Baptist applies for certificate of need for new hospital

OXFORD — Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has formally asked the state to approve its new, $250 million regional medical facility to Oxford. The state of Mississippi requires a certificate of need in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. Proposals are reviewed by the Mississippi State Department of Health. […] [...]

Health Department approves CONs for hospital projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) for the following projects. • Clarksdale HMA, LLC, d/b/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, for the renovation/expansion of Radiology Department. The project entails the replacement of the hospital’s current Integris 5 cardiac catheterization unit and the acquisition […] [...]

MSC: Original jurisdiction over CONs unconstitutional

A disagreement over a dialysis facility in North Mississippi ended up killing a law designed to streamline the certificate of need appeals process. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled June 21 that a 2011 law that provided for a direct appeal to that court in CON cases was unconstitutional. The ruling was in response to a […] [...]

Supreme Court rules new CON-appeal law unconstitutional

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A 2011 Mississippi law that required appeals of certificate of need decisions go directly to the state Supreme Court has been declared unconstitutional. The ruling this past week grew out of a lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County. The justices earlier had questioned […] [...]

Supreme Court: UMMC must abide by state’s CON law

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law, though health officials can decide when it must do so, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The unanimous ruling came in a lawsuit on the issue […] [...]

Supreme Court rules against St. Dominic in hospital dispute

MADISON — St. Dominic Health Systems’ legal efforts to locate a medical facility in Madison failed yesterday before the Mississippi Supreme Court. St. Dominic wanted to relocate 71 beds from its Jackson campus to a sprawling, $121 million Madison hospital that would include a huge public park. In 2010, Chancery Judge Cynthia Brewer of Madison […] [...]

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