State Health Officer Announces Certificate of Need Decision for Fresenius Medical Care in Jackson

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Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for the following project:

Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi

Expansion of Stations at Existing ESRD Facility

Bio-Medical Applications of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Fresenius Medical Care Jackson received Certificate of Need (CON) authority today to expand its existing facility by 10 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) stations. The proposed addition of the stations will replace the 10 stations relocated to the facility’s satellite location earlier this year.

The total proposed capital expenditure for this project is $27,494.

Mississippi's Certificate of Need process is a fundamental component of the state's health planning and health regulatory activities. In managing the Certificate of Need process, the Department seeks to improve the health of Mississippi residents; to increase accessibility, acceptability, continuity and quality of health services; to prevent unnecessary duplication of health resources; and to provide some cost containment.

The MSDH has administered the Certificate of Need program since July 1986. Since then, more than 1,400 Certificate of Need applications have been reviewed, representing total capital expenditures of approximately $5 billion.

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