1. Certificate of Need Program
  1. AL2015-020: Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Services of Taylor Road, Birmingham, AL, proposes to expand its existing 20-station (one of which is an isolation station) end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facility by adding 5 in-center hemodialysis stations for a total of 25 stations. Opposition: None

Approved

  1. AL2015-021: Oaks on Parkwood, LLC, proposes to expand its existing specialty care assisted living facility (SCALF) by adding 16 SCALF beds for a total of 50 SCALF beds. Opposition: None

Approved

  1. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations
  1. Reviewability Determinations

RV2015-022: Mobile Real Estate, LLC, requests to purchase from Crowne Health Care of Mobile, LLC, the fee ownership of the land, building, fixed assets, and certain personal property known as Crowne Health Care of Mobile, LLC, and that Crowne Health Care will continue to be the licensee and operator. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2015-023: Comfort Care Home Health requests to establish a home health agency drop site in Tuscaloosa County. Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2015-024: Golden Living Center Montgomery requests to provide outpatient physical therapy only. Status: Non-Reviewable

  1. 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.

RV2015-018: Regional Health Management Corporation requests to lease space to operate two physicians’ offices and then sublease to RMC-Anniston for operation of a hospital-based diagnostic imaging center offering MRI, CT, general radiology, and ultrasound. Status: Pending

RV2015-020: Southern Alabama Surgery Center, LLC, d/b/a Surgery Center South, requests to expand the existing surgery center by leasing 7,569 square feet of shell space adjacent to the existing ASC space, within which Surgery Center South proposes to construct six additional operating rooms, two of which will be licensed, certified, fully staffed, and operated immediately upon completion of the construction, and four of which will remain unstaffed and held for future use. The leased space will also include 16 bays for pre-operative and recovery care, counseling space, a cleaning station, a waiting area, restrooms, and a small physicians’ lounge. Status: Pending

Opposition: Southeast Alabama Medical Center and Dothan Surgery Center, LLC RV2015-025: Charlton Place Rehabilitation and Healthcare requests to provide outpatient physical therapy services. Status: Pending

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

RV2015-027: Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Enterprise requests to establish a new ESRD center consisting of 10 hemodialysis stations in Coffee County. Status: Pending

RV2015-028: Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a FMC Dothan, requests to establish a new ESRD center consisting of 10 hemodialysis stations in Houston County. Status: Pending

RV2015-029: Bio-Medical Applications of Alabama, Inc., d/b/a FMC Decatur, requests to establish a new ESRD center consisting of 10 hemodialysis stations in Morgan County. Status: Pending

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on July 15, 2015.