1. CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM
    1. Emergency Application

AL2012-041-E, U.S.A Healthcare Psychiatric Services, LLC d/b/a The Sanctuary at them Woodlands, Cullman, AL: This application was filed for an Emergency Certificate of Need to relocate 20 psychiatric beds from Hartselle Medical Center, which closed January 31, 2012, to The Sanctuary at the Woodlands. This is being presented to the Certificate of Need Review Board for ratification.

Approved.

  1. AL2012-033, Dialysis Clinic, Inc.-Moulton, Moulton, AL: Proposes to add two additional hemodialysis stations to the existing 10-station dialysis facility, for a total of 12 stations, one of which will be used as an isolation station.

Opposition: None

Approved.

  1. AL2012-036, Chateau Vestavia Hills, LLC, Birmingham, AL: Proposes to convert eight assisted living apartments into eight specialty care assisted living apartments. The eight specialty care assisted living beds are being relocated from Faith Assisted Living and were approved under

Change of Ownership 2012-016.

Opposition: None

Approved.

  1. AL2012-037, Dialysis Clinic, Inc.-Pell City, Pell City, AL: Proposes to add five hemodialysis stations to the existing facility consisting of 10 hemodialysis stations, for a total of 15 stations.

Opposition: None

Approved.

  1. Contested Case

AL2011-012, The Healthcare Authority for Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB System d/b/a Medical West, Hoover, AL: Proposes to establish a freestanding Emergency Department in western Hoover, Alabama. Administrative Law Judge filed an order denying the project. Opposition: Baptist Health System, Inc. d/b/a Princeton Baptist Medical Center filed opposition/intervention and request for a Contested Case Hearing.

Approved.

AL2011-013, Baptist Health System, Inc. d/b/a Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Hoover, AL: Proposes to establish a freestanding Emergency Department in western Hoover, Alabama.

Administrative Law Judge filed an Order approving the project. Opposition: The Healthcare Authority for Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB System d/b/a Medical West filed opposition/intervention and request for a Contested Case Hearing.

Approved.

  1. For Informational Purposes Only – Reviewability Determinations and Pending Reviewability Determinations

Reviewability Determinations:

Rural, Marshall Medical Center South Hospital requests to establish a Physician Clinic and Infusion Center for Medical Oncology and will be owned by a physicians group to be located on the campus of Marshall Professional Center.

Status: Non-Reviewable

Rural, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital requests to replace two (2) operating rooms and renovate the surgical department.

Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2012-034, Sawrie Oncology, Inc. requests proposed assignment of professional services contracts from South Alabama Radiation Oncology, P.C., Monroeville Radiation-Oncology, P.C. and Gulf Coast Cancer Center-Gulf Shores, P.C. (collectively, the “Physician Groups”) to Sawrie Oncology, Inc. Following the assignment, Sawrie will continue to provide the same outpatient radiation oncology services that the Hixson Physician Groups currently provides, at the same locations, and the Hixson Physician Groups will cease to provide these health services altogether.

Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2012-042, Anniston HMA, LLC d/b/a Stringfellow and Open MRI of Oxford, LLC, requests to acquire the assets of Open MRI, an independent diagnostic testing facility, providing MRI, CT, Ultrasound, DEXA scans and X-Ray services, located at 1612 Highway 78 East, Ste. 101, Oxford, Alabama.

Status: Non-Reviewable

RV2012-043, HGA HomeCare, LLC d/b/a Alabama HomeCare of Cullman requests to relocate the branch administrative office to 420 2nd Ave. S.W., Ste. 202, Cullman, Alabama.

Status: Non-Reviewable

Pending Reviewability Determinations:

RV2012-044, Able Home Health, Inc. d/b/a Baptist Health System HomeCare requests to relocate the administrative office from 2090 Columbiana Road, Ste. 1950, Birmingham, Alabama, to 100 Centerview Drive, Ste. 260, Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Status: Pending

RV2012-045, Georgiana Hospital requests to provide in-home hospice services in Butler County.

Status: Pending

RV2012-046, Crestwood Medical Center requests to establish a hospital-provider based wound care center which will be located on Crestwood’s campus. The wound care center will involve a continuation of services currently being provided by the hospital with the addition of a hyperbaric chamber to treat patients in need of this service. Status: Pending

RV2012-047, Mercy LIFE of Alabama requests to provide outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy services at their facility at 2900 Springhill Avenue in Mobile, Alabama. Status: Pending

RV2012-048, FMC Northwest Alabama requests to use one of its existing 10 hemodialysis stations to provide home training services for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis and home hemodialysis. Status: Pending

  1. OLD BUSINESS

410-1-8-.24 Entry of Final Order by the Fair Hearing Officer

Approved.

  1. NEW BUSINESS

410-1-7-.06 Filing of a Certificate of Need Application

410-1-7-.12 Thirtieth (30th) Day of the Review Period

410-1-7-.13 Forty-fifth (45th) Day of the Review Period

Will be addressed at the next CON Review Board meeting.

The next CON Review Board meeting will be held on October 17, 2012.