State health officer announces certificate of need for Baptist-Attala


The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) to help establishment mobile MRI services at Baptist Medical Center Attala in Kosciusko.

The facility will become part of an existing mobile MRI route established by Superior MRI Services of Batesville and will be offered each Friday afternoon.

The total capital expenditure for this project is $1,250.

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

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