The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the establishment or modification of a health care institution, facility or service at a designated location. The CON program assures that health care projects are accomplished in an orderly, economical manner, consistent with the development of adequate and effective healthcare for the people of Tennessee. This Update is provided to our clients and friends to summarize the latest developments and activities from the HSDA meetings.

HSDA AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 25, 2017.

THE HSDA MEETING BEGINS AT 8:30 A.M. IN THE DAVY CROCKETT TOWER, 500 JAMES ROBERTSON PARKWAY, 1ST FLOOR – ROOM 1A, NASHVILLE, TN. THE FOLLOWING ARE SLATED FOR DISCUSSION:

STATE HEALTH PLAN UPDATE

Update: Jeff Ockerman, Director of Health Planning, Dept. of Health

CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATIONS

A. Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, Sparta (White County), TN ─ CN1706-020

The expansion of an existing geriatric inpatient psychiatric unit from 10 beds to 14 beds by redestributing four medical/surgical beds to psychaitric beds. If approved, the redistribution will be accomplished without increasing the hospital’s 60-bed licensed capacity. The facility is located at 401 Sewell Road, Sparta (White County), TN 38583. The estimated project cost is $358,226.

B. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN ─ CN1707-021

The addition of 72 medical/surgical beds which will increase the licensed bed capacity of the hospital from 286 beds to 358 beds, if approved. The hospital is located at 1700 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN 37129. The estimated project cost is $47,478,943.

C. Saint Thomas Surgery Center – New Salem, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), ─ CN1707

The establishment of a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical treatment center (ASTC) with two operating rooms and one procedure room located at 2779 New Salem Road, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN 37128. The proposed project involves construction of 14,500 square feet (rentable) of new ASTC space. The estimated project cost is $16,228,645. Simultaneous Review - St. Thomas Surgery Center - CN1707-022 and StoneCrest Surgery – CN1707-023 will be heard as a simultaneous review. 

D. StoneCrest Surgery Center, Smyrna (Rutherford County), TN ─ CN1707-023

The establishment of a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical treatment center (ASTC) with two operating rooms and one procedure room located at an unaddressed site on the campus of StoneCrest Medical Center located at 200 StoneCrest Boulevard, Smyrna (Rutherford County), TN. The estimated project cost is $10,556,553.

Simultaneous Review - St. Thomas Surgery Center

GENERAL COUNSEL'S REPORT

Report to Agency Members-The following items were approved pursuant to the Health Service and Development Agency’s June 22, 2016 Delegation of Authority Policy which permits the Executive Director to grant approval or denial of modifications, changes of conditions or ownership, and extensions of certificates of need. 

A. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital d/b/a Erlanger East Hospital – CN1502-005

Request to perform therapeutic cardiac catheterization without limitation. (Pending).

B. Contested Case Update

C. Request for Agency Review

HCA Health Services of Tennessee, Inc. d/b/a TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, Emergency Department at I-65 (Old Hickory Blvd. exit, Davidson Co.) CN1412-050D Docket No.: 25.00-130740J

Request by HCA Health Services of Tennessee, Inc. d/b/a TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center to review the Administrative Law Judge’s Initial Order denying the establishment of a freestanding emergency department near the Old Hickory Blvd. exit at I-65.

If the Agency chooses to Review the Initial Order, it would occur at a later meeting.

ADJOURMENT