United States: Mississippi CON Report - February 12, 2015

Last Updated: February 23 2015
Article by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP


No meeting was held in January. The next Certificate of Need meeting is scheduled for February 26, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.


A. Letters of Intent to Change Ownership

  1. Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital – Change of Ownership – January 28, 2015

B. Determinations of Reviewability

  1. Delta Regional Medical Center, MRI – Upgrade/Replacement Project – Received December 30, 2014
  2. Winston Medical Center – Transitional Hospital Facility – Received January 5, 2015
  3. Rush Medical Foundation – Acquisition of CT Replacement Equipment – Received January 12, 2015
  4. Willow Creek Retirement Center – Addition of Patient Rooms – Received January 14, 2015
  5. Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. – Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. d/b/a Collins Dialysis Unit – Addition of Dialysis Units – Received January 15, 2015
  6. Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. – Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. d/b/a Pachuta Dialysis Unit – Addition of Dialysis Units – Received January 15, 2015
  7. Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. – Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. d/b/a Tylertown Dialysis Unit – Addition of Dialysis Units – Received January 15, 2015
  8. Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. – Hattiesburg Clinic P.A. d/b/a Waynesboro Dialysis Unit – Addition of Dialysis Units – Received January 15, 2015
  9. Oktibbeha County Hospital d/b/a OCH Regional Medical Center – Wound Care Center –Received January 21, 2015
  10. Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital – Replacement of a Hospital Facility – Received January 21, 2015

C. Letters of Intent to Apply for CON

  1. Cardiovascular Solutions of Mississippi, LLC d/b/a Cardiovascular Solutions of Mississippi – Offering of Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) Services – Received January 28, 2015
  2. Madison HMA, LLC, currently known as Madison River Oaks Medical Center - to be known in the future as Merit Health Madison – Construction of Medical Office Building – Received January 29, 2015
  3. NeuroTASS, LLC – Establishment of Comprehensive Residential – Rehabilitation Facility for Patients with Brain Injuries – Notice of Intent – Received January 30, 2015
  4. Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a FMC Jackson – Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility – Received January 30, 2015

D. Applications Received/Withdrawn


E. Applications Received for Extension/Renewal of an Expired CON


F. Additional Material Received in Response to Negative Staff Analysis


G. CON Applications Deemed Complete

  1. CON Review # HP-CNF-1214-015 – Brentwood Acquisition, Inc. d/b/a Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of Mississippi – Establishment of a 36-Bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) – Location: Flowood, Rankin County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $5,641,228 – Complete January 5, 2015
  2. CON Review # HP-CBRLS-1214-016 – CARES Center, Inc. d/b/a CARES Center – Establishment of a 20-Bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) – Location: Harrison County, Mississippi – Total Capital Expenditure: $258,000 – Complete January 5, 2015
  3. CON Review # ESRD-NIS-1214-017 – Hattiesburg Clinic Professional Association d/b/a Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis Unit – Establishment of a Satellite ESRD Facility – Location: Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $38,000 – Complete January 5, 2015
  4. CON Review # HG-NIS-1214-018 – Natchez Hospital Company, LLC d/b/a Natchez Regional Medical Center – Offering of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Digital Subtraction Angiography Services – Location: Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $253,695 – Complete January 5, 2015
  5. CON Review # HG-R-1214-019 – Natchez Hospital Company, LLC d/b/a Natchez Regional Medical Center – Renovation and Improvement of the Fourth Floor, Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery Rooms and Post-Partum Rooms – Location: Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure $12,411,697 – Complete January 5, 2015
  6. CON Review # ESRD-ES-1214-020 – RCG Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a RCG of Columbus – Expansion of Existing ESRD Facility – Location: Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $85,863.20 – Complete January 5, 2015
  7. CON Review # HG-NIS-1214-021 – River Oaks Hospital, LLC d/b/a River Oaks Hospital – Establishment of Diagnostic Catheterization and PCI Services and Acquisition of Related Equipment – Location: Flowood, Rankin County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $900,000 – Complete January 5, 2015

H. Six-Month Extension Requests Granted

  1. Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, Oxford – SME on HG-CRF-0612-015; R-0860 – Construction/Relocation and Replacement of 217-Bed Hospital/Services – Expiration Date: May 25, 2015
  2. Fresenius Medical Care – North America, Inc. d/b/a RCG-West Point – SME on ESRD-NIS-0612-014; R-CO-0842 – Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility – Expiration Date: May 29, 2015
  3. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – SME on HG-RC-0902-064; R-0594 – West Building Renovation and Expansion – Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
  4. Vicksburg Healthcare LLC d/b/a River Region Health System – SME on HG-MOB-0913-012; R-0871 – Construction of River Region Medical Office Building – Expiration Date: June 19, 2015
  5. Bedford Care Center – Warren Hall, LLC, Hattiesburg d/b/a Bedford Care Center – Picayune – SME on NH-RLS-0304-003; R-0643 – Replacement/Relocation of a 120-Bed Nursing Home Facility – Expiration Date: June 24, 2015
  6. Renal Care Group, Tupelo, LLC d/b/a RCG of Central New Albany – SME on ESRD-NIS-0312-005; R-0854 – Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility – Expiration Date: June 29, 2015
  7. Clarksdale HMA, LLC d/b/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale – SME on HG-RC-0312-007; R-0853 – Renovation/Expansion of Radiology Department – Expiration Date: June 29, 2015
  8. Clarksdale HMA, LLC d/b/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale – SME on HG-RC-0312-006; R-0852 – Acquisition or Otherwise Control of MRI Equipment and Conversion of Mobile MRI Services to Fixed MRI Services – Expiration Date: June 29, 2015
  9. Ocean Springs Hospital – SME on HG-A-0311-005; R-0751-A – Construction of Observation Units and Outpatient Services Improvements – Expiration Date: June 30, 2015
  10. South Sunflower County Hospital – SME on HG-SB-0312-008; R-0857 – Renovation and Swing Bed Project – Expiration Date: July 27, 2015
  11. Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula – SME on HG-A-0312-009; R-0795A – Amendment/Cost Overrun to CON No. R-0781 Electrical Services Upgrade and CON No. R-0795 Modular Chiller Plan and Pipe Bridge Project – Expiration Date: July 27, 2015
  12. Methodist Healthcare – Olive Branch Hospital – SME on HG-CB-0909-023; R-0817 – Construction/Establishment of a 100-Bed Acute Care Hospital, MRI, Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization, and Open Heart Surgery Equipment and Services – Expiration Date: July 29, 2015

I. Hearings Requested/Scheduled During the Course of Review


J. Request for Hearing on Denial of Six-Month Extension

CON Review # ESRD-NIS-0905-041; CON # R-0710 – Healthcare Engineers, LLC – Establishment of a six-station ESRD facility in Tallahatchie County – Capital Expenditure: $254,085 – Requestor: Alliance Health Partners, LLC, d/b/a Tri-Lakes Medical Center - To Be Scheduled

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