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Health Department issues CONs for two projects

GULFPORT and CHARLESTON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) for two projects.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
 has received a CON for the expansion and renovation of its patient tower. The size of the patient rooms on the third, fourth and fifth floors will be increased, and two new floors of rooms added to the tower. There will be no increase in total licensed beds as a result of this project; there will be a total of 240 patient rooms once the project is completed.

The total capital expenditure for this project is approximately $58.79 million.

Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Facility in 
Charleston has received a CON for the conversion of nine nursing home beds to acute care beds at the hospital. The beds will be located in the acute care wing of the hospital. There will be no change in the total number of authorized beds at the facility.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $20,000.


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