I. SHPDA Administrative Report

AL2015-022, Gulf Health Hospitals, d/b/a Thomas Hospital, Daphne, AL: Proposes to establish a freestanding emergency department (FED). The project was approved with stipulation of specific language in the CON by order of the Administrative Law Judge. No vote is required because the recommended order of the Administrative Law Judge becomes the final order of the Agency when no exceptions have been filed.

II. Certificate of Need Program

A. AL2015-023, St. Vincent’s St. Clair, Pell City, AL: Proposes to initiate a Swing Bed Program by certifying ten (10) of its acute care beds into the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Swing Bed Program. Opposition: None.

Approved

B. AL2015-028, Fresenius Medical Care Trussville, LLC d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Trussville, AL: Proposes to construct and operate a new end-stage renal disease (“ESRD”) facility consisting of thirteen (13) dialysis stations, one of which will be an isolation station. Opposition: None.

Approved

C. AL201-029, Sunrise Skin Cancer Surgery Center, LLC d/b/a Sunrise Skin Cancer Surgery Center, Mobile, AL: Proposes to establish an Ambulatory Surgical Center dedicated exclusively to the surgical treatment of skin cancer and its related reconstructive surgery. Opposition: None.

Approved

III. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations

A. Reviewability Determinations

RV2015-037, LHCG LXIV, LLC d/b/a Troy Regional Medical Center Home Health, requests to relocate the home health administrative office to 798 Highway 231 South, Tory, AL. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2015-038, Curo Health Services, requests to consolidate SouthernCare providers Cullman, Huntsville and Quad Cities under CON 2389-HPC, New Beacon of Scottsboro, provider # 01- 1512. Status: Non-Reviewable 

RV2015-039, Curo Health Services requests to consolidate providers New Beacon of Alabaster, SouthernCare Montgomery and SouthernCare Clanton under CON2390-HPC, New Beacon of Birmingham, provider # 01-1501. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2015-040, Curo Health Services requests to consolidate providers SouthernCare Gadsden and Alexander City under CON2418-HPC, New Beacon of Anniston, provider # 01-1508. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2015-041, Curo Health Services requests to consolidate providers- SouthernCare Bessemer, Demopolis and Tuscaloosa under CON2417-HPC, New Beacon of Jasper, provider # 01-1506. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV 2015-042, GGNSC Foley, LLC d/b/a Golden Living Center-Pell City, requests to provide single service outpatient physical therapy. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV 2015-043, Rehab Associates, LLC d/b/a Rehab Associates-Millbrook, requests to provide single service outpatient physical therapy. Status: Non-Reviewable

B. Pending Reviewability Determinations

RV2014-028: Surgicare of Mobile, Ltd., requests to add five operating rooms, 20 pre-/post-op bays, and four restrooms and expand the waiting room and business office. Status: Pending

Opposition: Providence Hospital filed a letter opposing the Reviewability Determination Request. Mobile Infirmary Association, d/b/a Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, filed a letter opposing the Reviewability Determination Request. In litigation, CV2014-901553, Springhill Hospitals, Inc., filed a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief.

RV2015-026: Highlands Health & Rehab requests to replace the existing 50-bed nursing home in Scottsboro, AL. Status: Pending

RV2015-044: Methodist Homes d/b/a Wesley Manor Retirement Center requests to renovate a portion of the existing patient rooms, create a new entrance for one of the wings, upgrade certain administrative spaces and add a new 3200 square foot addition. Status: Pending

RV2015-045, Renal Treatment Centers – Southeast, LP d/b/a Davita Hokes Bluff requests to convert the existing one home training station into an in-center hemodialysis station for a total of ten in-center hemodialysis stations. Status: Pending

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on October 21, 2015.