Monday, August 20, 2018

CON Approved for Disabled Children Facility

The Overlords at the Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

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

The Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.
Jackson, Mississippi
Construction of Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility and Establishment of Pediatric Skilled
Nursing Services and Limited Waiver for Treatment of Individuals Over Age 21

The Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children, Inc., received Certificate of Need (CON) authority today for the construction of a pediatric skilled nursing facility and the establishment of pediatric skilled nursing services and limited waiver for treatment of individuals over age 21. The proposed project will include construction of a 25,329 square foot facility consisting of 30 pediatric beds.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $12,844,340.

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.

Public notices prior to CON approval are available online at

The department’s staff analysis for each Certificate of Need application is published online at


Anonymous said...

Who got rich?
What lawyer got paid to lawyer?
What contractor just got filthy rich?
What doctor is fleecing is now?
What secretary got a job?
Who paid for this albatross for damn kids?
Audit it now! Find the crooks! Lock me up!


Anonymous said...

The Certificate of Need process is a con job.

Anonymous said...

A quick scan of this document leads me to believe the CON is for "individuals over the age of 21". Children?

Anonymous said...

Still not willing to straight up address the need to drastically reduce the out-of-wedlock births which will probably account for a very high percentage of the children this facility is suppose to help. Kick the can down the road one more time. I would love to know an approximation of what this perpetual atrocity has cost and is costing the american taxpayer .

Anonymous said...

Build a 25,000 sq ft building ????? There are millions of square feet of vacant space around here that can be bought, rented or leased for pennies on the dollar.

Anonymous said...

take a look at section IV, D, entitled FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY. 87% of all revenues will come from MEDICAID, with the only 4% coming from self pay and 9% from charity pay. this is just one more government run heath care facility, here in the land of the supposed free market. granted it won't be total socialism since 13% of revenue come from outside the government. call it socialism light. kinda like light beer. no matter how these things are dressed up, at end of the day they are all government giveaway programs for the benefit of the soybean republic[can] of mississippi and proving that government is the only growth industry in this miserable state. make no mistake about it , our 'small government', republican party supermajority , will hail it as 'landmark economic progress"

Kingfish said...

Just playing Devil's Advocate: These are probably the types of patients that insurance companies run from.

Anonymous said...

9.45am is right. this is something that should be built ONLY AFTER the pandemic of unwed teenage pregnancy is brought under control. 9,54am gets it right as well. our republican leadership wouldl walk over hot coals all the way to ticos steakhouse , if they thought they could bring many more millions in federal government spending here, so they could dress it up as private sector investment. the mississippi republican supermajority are the biggest welfare queens there are.

Cynical Sam said...

But this CON-job is "for the children." (Even if they are over 21).

Anonymous said...

Right now insurance companies cannot run from anyone....

But the dumbasses in this state who support trump want to be denied health coverage

When those dolts realize that their diabetes ain’t covered and they can either live in a house or get insulin....

I bet they take those stupid red hats least for the funerals

Anonymous said...

I think the address listed on the CON is between Eastover Dr. and Lakeland. Isn't that state owned property already? Also, wouldn't the board members be listed somewhere?

Anonymous said...

Just what do you as shoes think should be done with these fragile kids - throw them in a ditch and hope they will float away to the Pearl?

Be glad you are in a family with a fragile child (and yrs, they can be well over 21 years old and still mentally be a child.) And whether this skilled nursing home is built or not, their health care will be covered by Medicaid - and I'M a much more appropriate use of govern mentioned funds than many of the so-called 'disabled' folks drawing SSI disability and Medicaid - or many of your parents that give away their assets to you so that you can pass on their old age care to Medicaid because you think they 'deserve it' despite not being poor - before they gave you their house and banking accounts.

Look into what this facility is designed to deal with and come back with your smart as comments - to prove that you don't give a damp about fragile children.

Anonymous said...

Why not utilize an already existing rural hospital near Jackson. It already has the basic healthcare infrastructure in place. Additional requirements, i.e. medical equipment, staff, etc., would surely be cheaper to add at a struggling rural healthcare facility than starting from scratch at zero - am I missing something? This would help the local small community hospital and would be much more expedient for those in need.

Anonymous said...

The Trump harpy desperately needs a frontal lobotomy.

Anonymous said...

These are children who have lived their most of their life in the PICU at Batson's. Their parents are unable or unwilling to take care of them. This isn't a con job. They have never been discharged from the hospital. How do I know? My child was one of the lucky ones to go home. He could have been one of these kids. Many of these types of cases are children who are on ventilators and require constant 24/7 monitoring. If their family cannot provide adequate care, they will die. These children have lived most of their life in the hospital

Anonymous said...

August 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM, with all your questions, are you afraid someone is going to get something and you're not included? Your typo, "lock me up", is most appropriate, so as to keep your greedy self away from the general public.

Amen, 11:15. These over 21 "children", are just that. They were abandoned and have matured into adulthood within a children's facility. Some are physically and some mentally challenged.

I'm sorry for the work and disappointment of the original group working on their behalf, but the Stewpot area is simply not safe for fragile individuals. I don't have a problem, as 11:44 suggests, with them utilizing an existing facility in a safe area.

Anonymous said...

The Ross Barnett Republicans will have Mississippi tax payers push a freight train up hill on a dirt road before they will allow any meaningful financial support to "those" people. And we Mississippians are SOOOOO proud of our state leaders, aren't we.

Anonymous said...

Damn 12:34 - maybe you need to check your facts before you type next time. One of the biggest champions for this facility was none other than First Lady Bryant who along with her husband has promoted the construction of this needed facility. It passed through the Republican controlled legislature without opposition - other than some of the black caucus members that wanted to use an old church near the Jackson zoo for the facility.

You can make all the b/s accusations that you like, but the facts defy your comments. Next time, stay home on the sofa and watch wresslin' while eating your Cheetos.

Knotmy Realname said...

12:31, you missed the mark on 9:31. See that "/s"? It means sarcasm. He's not dissing this project. (it is small, but learn the code)

He's mocking the greedy geezers who'll whine about some imaginary threat to their pensions, low tax rates, and wealth by these poor and disabled kids.

The usual keyboard commandos and "taxpayer watchdogs" who are here just to imagine that public school teachers got a raise and can now afford that 10 year old Kia in their "lavish" lifestyles.

Anonymous said...

So Charles Porter screwed over the good people at Calvary Baptist and got Feeel and Deb on board?

Anonymous said...

Someone should research how this South Carolina based corporation is making money off this deal....

Anonymous said...

Locating it in green space when there are many acceptable existing buildings is not good for Jackson or the state. The state has also shown how little it cares about the surrounding neighborhoods in the proposed area when they located the Mississippi Department of Information – it eliminated a buffer zone to an established neighborhood and hurt the homeowners real estate values (no I don’t live it that neighborhood). The new facility would be just north of this same neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

3:44, when all those folks you are worried about in "their neighborhood" - which happens to be separated by a major roadway - they knew this land was owned by the state and that it was subject to development. What's the matter - you think they are too good to live close to a facility designed to house 30 fragile children? My how elitist can one be? Maybe we ought to move those churches and River Hills away while we are protecting their poor selves - wouldn't want them to be bothered by the traffic, or the organ music seeping out the church doors.

Obviously you don't know a damn thing about buildings - to meet the needs of this very specialized building you can't just take any of your "empty buildings" in the city and convert it - at least not at any reasonable rehab price that would probably include tearing down the existing building and starting from scratch.

Anonymous said...

When MS Dept of ITS built their new facility on the property several years ago, the construction company had to send someone with a ShopVac every week to suck up any dirt on the stones in the drainage ditch to appease the people in the condos next to the property.

Anonymous said...

This is Deborah Bryant's pet project. Of course the CON was going to be granted.

Anonymous said...

The statute says shall issue. So Deborah Bryant or not, Health Dept had no choice.

Anonymous said...

Some of you have no heart! I work for a home infusion company, which provides life-saving medications and nutrition to patients in the comfort of their home. Most of the drugs and some of the nutritional formulas are very expensive. I've had many siblings, including twins, as patients. Imagine the financial burden this would be for the average middle class family! So yes many qualify for Medicaid. Some of you have no heart! Just think about the cost to remodel YOUR home to accommodate a bed bound patient or one who uses a wheelchair! Not everyone can afford it. These patients obviously are NOT at home. Their families can't or won't provide around ten clock care. If it weren't for God's grace and mercy,it could be you or your loved ones. Some of you have no heart! I always thank God for His mercy and grace. Praying some of you will begin doing the same. Peace and blessings to all.

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