I.  December 2015—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting

At the December meeting of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (the “HSDA”), Elizabeth Jones announced that the standards for Psychiatric Inpatient Services and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Services are being revised and that work has begun on the standards for Freestanding Emergency Departments.

The agency approved the following applications during the December meeting:

A.  Certificate of Need Review

  1. Asbury Place at Kingsport, Kingsport (Hawkins County), TN - CN1508-034: The construction of a building on existing campus and the renovation of its existing 67-bed facility into a 45-bed facility. The project received a three-year extension on its expiration date. The estimated project cost is $7,904,823.
  2. Asbury Place at Maryville, Maryville (Blount County), TN - CN1508-035: Construction of a building on existing campus and the renovation of its existing 181-bed facility into a 159-bed facility. The project received a three-year extension on its expiration date. The estimated project cost is $8,192,393.
  3. Michael Dunn Center, Rockwood (Roane County), TN - CN1509-038: The establishment of a four-person ICF/IID home to facilitate the relocation of four individuals exiting Greene Valley Developmental Center. The estimated project cost is $211,104.
  4. University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville (Knox County), TN - CN1509-039: The acquisition and initiation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services with a cost of $2 million. The estimated project cost is $3,640,700.

The next agency meeting will be held on January 27 at 8:30 a.m.

II.  Certificate of Need Program Report—Filings in January 2016

A.  Applications for Certificate of Need

  1. Focus Clinical Services, Springfield (Robertson County), TN - CN1601-001: Establishment of a non-residential, substitution-based opioid treatment center. The estimated project cost is $312,000.
  2. Michael Dunn Center, Rockwood (Roane County), TN - CN1601-005: The establishment of a four-person ICF/IID home to facilitate the relocation of four individuals exiting Greene Valley Developmental Center. The estimated project cost is $1,582,504.
  3. Lauderdale Community Hospital, Ripley (Lauderdale County), TN – CN1601-004: Replace 33-year-old  facility  with  new  46,851-square-foot  facility.  The  estimated  project  cost  is $19,999,460.
  4. Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Erlanger East Hospital, Chattanooga (Hamilton County), TN - CN1601-002: Initiation of 10-bed NICU and transfer of 10 medical surgical beds from Erlanger Medical Center to  Erlanger East and to reclassify  NICU beds. The estimated project cost is $7,021,555.
  5. NHC HealthCare Kingsport, LLC, Kingsport (Sullivan County), TN - CN1601-003: The addition of eight Medicare-certified SNF beds to existing 52-bed nursing home. The estimated project cost is $106,800.

III.  Projects Deemed Complete for Review at January 2016 Meeting

A. Certificate of Need Review

  1. United Regional Medical Center, Manchester (Coffee County), TN - CN1509-040: The relocation of MRI/PET unit from 1001 McArthur Drive to 481 Interstate Drive. The estimated project cost is $986,691.
  2. Tennessee Orthopedics, P.C., Lebanon (Wilson County), TN - CN1510-041: The relocation of an MRI service from 1616 West Main Street to 101 Physicians Way, Lebanon, TN 37087, and upgrade of MRI scanner to a new 1.5 Tesla MRI unit. The estimated project cost is $2,471,197.43.
  3. University Medical Center, Lebanon (Wilson County), TN - CN1510-042: The relocation of 75 hospital beds (49 inpatient psychiatric and 26 inpatient rehabilitation) from satellite campus at 500 Park Avenue to main campus at 1411 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon (Wilson County), TN. The total estimated project cost is $22,500,000.
  4. Sunrise Community of Tennessee, Inc., Greeneville (Greene County), TN – CN1510-043: The establishment of a four-person ICF/IID home to facilitate the relocation of four individuals  exiting  Greene  Valley  Developmental  Center.  The  estimated  project cost  is $949,840.
  5. Reeves Eye Surgery Center, Johnson City (Washington County), TN – CN1510-046: Addition of pain management procedures not requiring general anesthesia to a single specialty, ambulatory surgical treatment center currently limited to ophthalmology. The estimated project cost is $175,881.
  6. TriStar Horizon Medical Center, Dickson (Dickson County), TN – CN1510-047: The initiation of neonatal intensive care nursery services after renovating second floor of Horizon Medical Center into six-bed Level II neonatal nursery. There will be no change to the hospital’s licensed bed complement, no acquisition of major medical equipment, and no initiation  or  discontinuation  of  any  other  health  service.  The  estimated  project  cost  is $975,500.