I.  Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings During January 2016

During the January 28, 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 C-NIS-0915-018 - Jackson Heart Clinic, Professional Association - Acquisition of Cardiac-Only PET Scanner and Offering of Cardiac-Only PET Services - Capital Expenditure: $257,992 - Location: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi - Staff Recommendation: Approval

CON Review Number: HR-RC-1015-022 - The Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. d/b/a Methodist Rehabilitation Center - Renovation of 6th Floor, Patient and Nursing Area - Location: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi - Capital Expenditure: $3,395,250 - Staff Recommendation: Approval

CON Review Number: HG-CO-0915-020 - Clarksdale, HMA LLC d/b/a Merit Health Northwest f/k/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Center - Cost Overrun to CON #R-0852 (CON Review Number: HG-FE 0312-006) - Acquisition or Otherwise Control of MRI Equipment and Conversion of Mobile MRI Services to Fixed Services - Approved Capital Expenditure: $387,500 - Additional Capital Expenditure: $292,427.24 - Total Capital Expenditure: $679,927.24 - Location: Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi - Staff Recommendation: Approval

CON Review Number: HG-A-0715-014 - Singing River Health System d/b/a Ocean Springs Hospital - Amendment and Cost Overrun to CON #R-0751 A (CON Review HG-A-0311-005) - Construction of Observation Units & Outpatient Service Improvements - Location: Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi - Original Capital Expenditure: $15,364,109 - Additional Capital Expenditure: $8,629,792 - Revised Capital Expenditure: $23,993,901 - Staff Recommendation: Approval

The next Certificate of Need meeting is scheduled for March 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

II.  Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports in December 2015 and January 2016

  1. Letters of Intent to Change Ownership

    1. Quitman County Nursing Home - Change of Ownership – Received December 9, 2015
    2. Tunica Nursing Home - Change of Ownership – Received December 9, 2015 
    3. South Pike Hospital Association d/b/a Beacham Memorial Hospital – Change of Ownership –Received January 21, 2016
    4. Baptist Leake Extended Care Facility – Change of Ownership – Received January 29, 2016

B.  Determinations of Reviewability

  1. Forrest General Hospital Replacement of Cardiac Cath Laboratory – Received November 30, 2015
  2. Pontotoc Health and Rehab Center – Project to add on to the Rehab Center – Received November 30, 2015 
  3. Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home – Phase III Renovations and Additions in Okolona, MississippiReceived November 30, 2015
  4. RCG of Mississippi d/b/a RCG of Brookhaven – Expansion of Home Training Program – Received December 4, 2015
  5. Baptist Hospital North Mississippi – Mobile MRI Addition – Received December 7, 2015 
  6. Wesley Health System, LLC d/b/a Merit Health Wesley – Establishment of a Psychiatric Unit for Geriatric Psychiatric Patients – Received December 9, 2015
  7. Webster Health Services, Inc. d/b/a North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora – Designation of 10 Additional Swing Beds–Received December 14, 2015
  8. Natchez Hospital Company, LLC d/b/a Merit Health Natchez f/k/a Natchez Regional Medical Center - Purchase of Membership Interests in Open Air of MS-LOU, LLC –Received December 21, 2015 
  9. Mississippi Eye Associates – Ophthalmology Received January 20, 2016

C.  Letters of Intent to Apply for CON

  1. Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home – Addition of 10 Acute Care Beds – Received December 3, 2015
  2. RCG Mississippi, Inc. – Expansion of ESRD Stations at Existing Satellite Facility – Received December 22, 2015
  3. Tippah County Hospital – Institution of MRI Service and Acquisition/Control of MRI Equipment Project – Received January 27, 2016
  4. Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home (a Component of Chickasaw County) – Phase III Renovations and Additions – Received January 28, 2016
  5. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – Construction of Medical Office Building – Received January 29, 2016
  6. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, Inc. – Emergency Department Expansion – Received January 20, 2016

D.   Applications Received/Withdrawn

  1. Advanced Vascular Access Center, LLC – Provision of Digital Subtraction Angiography Services and Peripheral Vascular Catheterization Procedures–Received November 30, 2015
  2. Magnolia Regional Health Center – Renovation for Behavioral Health Unit – Received December 1, 2015
  3. South Sunflower County Hospital – South Sunflower County Hospital Renovation & Swing Bed Project – CON Cost Overrun – Received January 8, 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: 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-LTAC) to Merit Health Vicksburg f/k/a River Region Medical Center - Location: Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi - Capital Expenditure: $397,000 – Date Complete: December 16, 2015

CON Review Number: 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: $62,000 – Date Complete: December 21, 2015

H.  Final Orders Issued

CON Review C-NIS-0915-018 – Jackson Heart Clinic, Professional Association – Acquisition of Cardiac-Only PET Scanner and Offering of Cardiac-Only PET Services – Capital Expenditure: $257,992-Location: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi – Staff Recommendation: Approval – Effective Date: January 28, 2016

CON Review Number: HR-RC-1015-022 – The Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. d/b/a Methodist Rehabilitation Center – Renovation of 6th Floor, Patient and Nursing Area – Location: Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi – Capital Expenditure: $3,395,250 – Staff Recommendation: Approval – Effective Date: January 28, 2016

CON Review Number: HG-CO-0915-020 – Clarksdale, HMA LLC d/b/a Merit Health Northwest f/k/a Northwest Mississippi Regional Center – Cost Overrun to CON #R-0852 (CON Review Number: HG-FE-0312-006) – Acquisition or Otherwise Control of MRI Equipment and Conversion of Mobile MRI Services to Fixed Services – Location: Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi – Approved Capital Expenditure: $387,500 – Additional Capital Expenditure: $292,427.24 – Total Capital Expenditure: $679,927.24 – Staff Recommendation: Approval – Effective Date: January 28, 2016

CON Review Number: HG-A-0715-014 – Singing River Health System d/b/a Ocean Springs Hospital – Amendment and Cost Overrun to CON #R-0751 A (CON Review HG-A-0311-005) – Construction of Observation Units & Outpatient Service Improvements – Location: Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi – Original Capital Expenditure: $15,364,109 – Additional Capital Expenditure: $8,629,792-Revised Capital Expenditure: $23,993,901 – Staff Recommendation: Approval – Effective Date: January 28, 2016

I.  Six-Month Extension Requests

None

I.  Hearings Requested/Scheduled During the Course of Review

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