Posts Tagged ‘certificate of need’

CMMC receives CON to expand psychiatric unit, renovations

JACKSON — Jackson HMA, LLC (d/b/a Central Mississippi Medical Center) has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the expansion of its adult psychiatric unit bed capacity from 29 to 47 beds. The proposed project will include the renovation of 8.405 square feet on the 6th floor of the hospital. The total capital expenditure for […] [...]

Coast hospitals receive CON authority from MSDH for projects

GULFPORT and PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi State Department of Health has found there is a need to expand the neonatal intensive-care unit at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and add eight beds at Singing River Health System in Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports certificate of need (CON) applications were approved yesterday and work on both projects […] [...]

Supreme Court mulls certificates of need — again

JACKSON — Mississippi’s certificate-of-need law, which limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide, is back before the state Supreme Court. From its inception by the federal government in 1974, the CON program has led to Herculean legal battles, most of them among Mississippi’s largest hospitals. Congress created the CON […] [...]

Magnolia Regional gets CON to add more beds

CORINTH — Magnolia Regional Health Center has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the addition of 36 acute care beds. This addition will increase the total number of licensed acute care beds at the hospital to 181. The total capital expenditure for this project is $499,500. [...]

Supreme Court asks for briefs related to new certificate of need law

A month after it took effect, a law designed to streamline the appeals process related to certificates of need is having its constitutionality questioned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The court entered an order July 28 asking for briefs from Attorney General Jim Hood, the Mississippi Department of Health and Dialysis Solutions, LLC, that will […] [...]

Waller questions constitutionality of CON appeal

JACKSON — A lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County has shifted to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, however, is questioning whether it should hear the case. A new state law provides that appeals of certificate of need decisions by the Department of Health go […] [...]

Judge to rule in dialysis CON dispute

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A Hinds County judge will decide which of two companies can operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in February 2010 that the Department of Health lacked authority to extend approval through a certificate of need to Renal Care for almost three years to allow […] [...]

Health Department issues CONS for three projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) for three projects. Greenwood Leflore Hospital has received CON authority for the replacement of central plant equipment, including chillers, boilers and related items, on the campus of the existing hospital. The total capital expenditure for this project is $10,767,909. […] [...]

CON battle continues

by Published: August 22,2010

Tags: certificate of need, CON, Health Department, healthcare, UMMC

Hospitals sue UMMC and Health Department over CON decision Three area hospitals have filed a civil suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the state Health Department. They are requesting a court ruling on whether UMMC is exempt from state certificate of need (CON) law regarding the purchase an […] [...]

Officer: No CON for St. Dominic Madison hospital

by Published: August 6,2010

Tags: certificate of need

An administrative hearing officer is recommending St. Dominic Hospital not be allowed to build a new, $121 million hospital in Madison County, where it would transfer 71 of its existing beds. The recommendation from administrative law judge Cassandra B. Walter, which was released yesterday, says St. Dominic’s hasn’t justified its case for a certificate of […] [...]

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