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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 construction. In 2004, when Renal ...

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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. Singing River Health System, d/b/a ...

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CON battle continues

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 expensive radiosurgery device that is ...

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Officer: No CON for St. Dominic Madison hospital

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 need (CON) from the state ...

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Methodist wins CON to build in Olive Branch

After years of wrangling, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been given the green light to build a new 100-bed acute care hospital in Olive Branch. On July 29 at the regularly scheduled Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) monthly Certificate of Need (CON) meeting, state health officer Mary Currier, MD, gave her stamp of approval on Methodist’s proposed Olive Branch ...

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Jackson hospitals: UMMC should not be exempt from Certificate of Need law

Seven Jackson area hospitals are urging the attorney general to withdraw its February opinion exempting University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) from state Certificate of Need (CON) law. CON approval is required for the purchase of major medical equipment and hospital expansions.  The CON process is designed to help ensure the economic stability of community hospitals and long-term nursing care ...

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Brentwood's appeal unsuccessful

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a decision by health officials to revoke approval for a project in Vicksburg by Brentwood Health Management. The state Court of Appeals last year had upheld the revocation decision. In 2001, the Mississippi Department of Health approved Brentwood’s plans for a $4-million facility in Vicksburg with 20 ...

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