I. Certificate of Need Program
A. AL2021-033, HH Health System - Marshall, LLC d/b/a Marshall Medical Centers - South Campus, Boaz, AL: Proposes to renovate Marshall Medical South to replace inadequate inpatient rooms to accommodate capacity constraints, rearrange existing services to improve operations and patient flow. Opposition: None.
B. AL2021-036, Carillon Oaks Madison, LLC, Huntsville, AL: Proposes to construct a forty-eight (48) bed Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility (SCALF) in Madison County. Opposition: None.
C. AL2021-037, Proveer Senior Living, LLC, Hoover, AL: Proposes to establish a senior living campus comprised of forty (40) Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility (SCALF) units, as well as fifty-three (53) Independent Living units in the City of Hoover. Opposition: None.
D. AL2021-038, BBH BMC, LLC d/b/a Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL: Proposes to replace or renovate sixteen (16) "mixed-use" (inpatient and outpatient) operating rooms at the hospital campus in Jefferson County. Opposition: None.
F. Contested Case:
AL2020-050, 2LR Healthcare Holdings LLC d/b/a Heart & Vascular Institute of Alabama, Montgomery, AL: Proposes to establish a single specialty ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in order to perform endovascular and cardiac catheterization procedures. Opposition: Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc., Jackson Surgery Center, LLC d/b/a Jackson Surgery Center, The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, an Affiliate of UAB Health System d/b/a Baptist Medical Center South and d/b/a Baptist Medical Center East, and Baptist Ventures, Inc. d/b/a Montgomery Surgical Center, LLC. The ALJ filed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law denying the application on 7/28/2021. 2LR Healthcare Holdings LLC d/b/a Heart & Vascular Institute of Alabama filed Exceptions to the ALJ' s Recommended Order on 8/4/2021.
AL2021-025, ProHealth Home Health, LLC, Shelby County, AL: proposes to establish a Home Health agency to provide home health services in Shelby County. Opposition: Encompass Health Home Health of Alabama, LLC, Amedisys Home Health of Alabama, LLC, and Kindred at Home. The ALJ filed its Recommended Order on 8/30/2021. Intervenors filed Exceptions to the ALJ' s Recommended Order on 9/7/2021.
II. Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations
A. Reviewability Determinations:
RV2021-020, Dale Medical Center, proposes to convert three (3) existing ER rooms into isolation rooms. Status: Non-Reviewable.
RV2021-022, Rockridge Dialysis, LLC d/b/a Marshall County Home Training, proposes to establish and operate a new DaVita home training program/facility comprised of three (3) home-training stations to be used for peritoneal dialysis home training and treatment pursuant to Ala. Code§ 22-21-278. Status: Non-Reviewable.
RV2021-023, ST AR Physical Therapy, proposes to establish a physical therapy clinic in Huntsville, AL. Status: Non-Reviewable.
B. Pending Reviewability Determinations:
RV2021-019, The Heart Center Cardiology, proposes to establish an office-based lab pursuant to Ala. Admin. r. 410-1-7-.02 in order to perform low-risk peripheral angiography and interventional procedures and fixed-base diagnostic coronary angiography procedures within a private practice. Status: Pending (Opposition filed 6/23/2021 by EAMC).
RV2021-024, Thomas Home Health, LLC d/b/a Coastal Home Health, proposes to open a branch office at a separate location in Gulf Shores and offer the same services offered at the parent location. Status: Pending.
RV2021-025, Comfort Care Hospice of Montgomery, LLC, proposes to establish a branch office in Lee County, which Comfort Care is permitted to serve under CON 2454-HPC. Status: Pending.
RV2021-026, Greene County Hospital, proposes to provide Home Health services in Greene County. Status: Pending.
RV2021-027, Surgicare of Mobile, Ltd., proposes to open and operate Surgicare's previously constructed operating room, which has remained unused and unequipped. Status: Pending.
RV2021-028, USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital, proposes to renovate the fifth (5th) floor of the women's tower at CWH to be utilized for post-partum patients. Status: Pending.
The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on October 20, 2021.