I.  Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting on March 3, 2016

During the March 3, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff analysis and approved the following applications for Certificate of Need:

CON Review NH-RLS-0915-016 – Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center, LLC d/b/a Bedford Alzheimer’s Care Center – Relocation of 40 Nursing Home Beds within Forrest County – Location: Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $4,173,023 – Staff Recommendation: Approval

CON Review: LTAC-RLS-1115-024 – Promise Hospital of Vicksburg, Inc. d/b/a Promise Hospital of Vicksburg – Relocation of Promise Hospital of Vicksburg Long-Term Acute Care Hospital to Merit Health Vicksburg f/k/a River Region Medical Center – Location: Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $397,000 – Staff Recommendation: Approval

CON Review: ESRD-ES-1115-025 – Renal Care Group Tupelo, LLC d/b/a RCG of Tupelo – Expansion of ESRD Stations at Existing Facility – Location: Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $66,800 – Staff Recommendation: Approval

The next Certificate of Need meeting is scheduled for March 31, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

II.      Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports in February 2016

A.  Letters of Intent to Change Ownership

None

B.   Determinations of Reviewability

  1. Singing River Hospital Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility – Received February 12, 2016 
  2. Superior MRI Services, Inc. – Acquisition of Second Mobile MRI Unit and Route Received February 12, 2016 
  3. Pearl River County Hospital – Improvements to Pearl River County Hospital’s Patient Wing – Received February 19, 2016
  4. Renal Care Group d/b/a Tunica Dialysis – Expansion of ESRD Facility – Received February 24, 2016

C.  Letters of Intent to Apply for CON

  1. Wound Care Management, LLC d/b/a MedCentris – Provision of Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) as part of Limb Salvage Program – Received February 3, 2016 
  2. Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC – Cost Overrun to CON Number R-0884 – Received February 10, 2016 D.

D.  Applications Received/Withdrawn

  1. Oxford Pre-Op & Imaging Center, LLC – Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Oxford – Received February 26, 2016 

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

None

F.   Additional Material Received in Response to Negative Staff Analysis

None

G.   CON Applications Deemed Complete

CON Review: HG-CO-0116-001 – South Sunflower County Hospital – Cost Overrun to CON #R-0857 (HG-SB-0312-008) – Hospital Renovation & Swing Bed Project - Location: Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi – Approved Capital Expenditure: $8,768,274 – Additional Capital Expenditure: $711,396 – Date Complete: February 9, 2016

H.  Final Orders Issued

None

I.  Six-Month Extension Requests

SME on HG-RC-1109-030; R-0804 – North Mississippi Medical Center – West Bed-Tower Expansion and Renovation – Capital Expenditure: $55,103,273 – Granted – Expiration Date: March 25, 2016

SME on HG-RC-0514-006; R-0881 – The Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. d/b/a Methodist Rehabilitation Center – Renovation of 3rd Floor Patient and Nursing Center – Capital Expenditure: $5,013,286 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 2, 2016

SME on ESRD-RLSF-0514-005; R-0880 – RCG of Newton, Inc. d/b/a RCG of Newton – Relocation of ESRD  Facility  within  One  Mile  and  Allowed  Expansion  of  Stations  –  Capital  Expenditure: $3,630,597.50 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 2, 2016

SME on NH-CRF-0908-039; R-0786 – Community Place, Jackson – Construction/Replacement/Relocation of Community Place Nursing Home from Hinds County to Rankin County – Capital Expenditure: $9,870,000 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 2, 2016

SME on HG-RC-0611-012; R-0838 – Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – Patient Tower Expansion and Renovation – Capital Expenditure: $58,785,711 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 17, 2016

SME on NH-CB-0602-036; R-0668 – George Regional Hospital, d/b/a George County Hospital – Establishment/Construction of a 60-Bed Nursing Home Facility – Capital Expenditure: $369,000 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 19, 2016

SME on HG-CRF-0612-015; R-0860 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford – Construction/Relocation  and  Replacement  of  217-Bed  Hospital/Services  –  Capital  Expenditure: $313,508,083 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 30, 2016

SME on ESRD-CO-0612-014; R-CO-0842 – Fresenius Medical Care – North America, Inc. d/b/a RCG- West Point – Establishment of Satellite ESRD Facility – Capital Expenditure: $1,455,495 – Granted – Expiration Date: May 30, 2016

SME on HG-RC-0314-003; R-0882 – Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle, Inc. – Pharmacy Relocation and Surgical Suite Expansion - Capital Expenditure: $8,966,311 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 20, 2016

SME on GH-RC-0902-064; R-0594 – Memorial Hospital at Gulfport – West Building Renovation and Expansion – Capital Expenditure: $12,382,000 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 20, 2016

SME on NH-RLS-0304-003; R-0643 – Bedford Care Center – Warren Hall, LLC, Hattiesburg d/b/a Bedford Care Center-Picayune – Replacement/Relocation of a 120-Bed Nursing Home Facility – Capital Expenditure: $6,530,500 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 24, 2016

SME on HG-A-0311-005; R-0751-A – Ocean Springs Hospital – Construction of Observation Units and Outpatient Services Improvements – Capital Expenditure: $15,364,109 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 30, 2016

SME on GH-RC-0214-002; R-0876 – St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson – Renovation of Operating Room East Area – Capital Expenditure: $5,579,241 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 27, 2016

SME on HG-CFSF-314-004; R-0875 – Forrest General Hospital, d/b/a Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg – Construction of Hospice Facility – Capital Expenditure: $6,449,306 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 27, 2016

SME on HG-RC-0312-007; R-0853 – Clarksdale HMA, LLLC, d/b/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale – Renovation/Expansion of Radiology Department – Capital Expenditure: $3,884,214 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 28, 2016

SME on HG-FE-0312-006; R-0852 – Clarksdale HMA, LLC, d/b/a Merit Health Northwest Mississippi, Clarksdale – Acquisition or Otherwise Control of MRI Equipment – Capital Expenditure: $387,500 – Granted – Expiration Date: June 28, 2016

SME on HG-SB-0312-008; R-0857 – South Sunflower County Hospital – Renovation and Swing Bed Project – Capital Expenditure: $8,768,274 – Granted – Expiration Date: July 26, 2016

SME on HG- CB-0909-023; R-0817 – Methodist Healthcare – Olive Branch Hospital – Construction/Establishment of a 100-Bed Acute Care Hospital, MRI, Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization, and Open Heart Surgery Equipment and Services – Capital Expenditure: $137,080,000– Granted – Expiration Date: July 29, 2016

I.  Hearings Requested/Scheduled During the Course of Review

CON Review Number: ESRD-NIS-0915-017 – Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – Mid Mississippi – Establishment of a Satellite ESRD Facility – Capital Expenditure: $4,688,732 – Location: Jackson, Hinds County – Requester: Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care – Mid Mississippi – Requested February 4, 2016 – Scheduled for March 30-31, 2016

CON Review Number: HG-RC-0515-008 - St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital - Renovation and Expansion of Emergency Department - Capital Expenditure: $40,071,029 - Location: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi - Requestor: Jackson HMA LLC, d/b/a Merit Health Central – Requested August 27, 2015 – Scheduled for April 12-14, 2016

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

None