Council CON Hearing - October 28-29, 2015 - UPDATE
by Adam Freed
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The State Health Facilities Council held a meeting on October 28-29, 2015. Due to the absence of one Council member, Strategic Behavioral Health elected to delay consideration of its proposed 72-bed psychiatric hospital in Scott County and Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids elected to delay consideration of its proposed open heart surgery service.
The Council granted a Certificate of Need (“CON”) to each of the following nursing facility projects: a proposal by CCRC of Cedar Rapids to build a 40-bed nursing facility in Linn County; a proposal by Good Samaritan Society-LeMars to add five skilled nursing facility beds to its existing facility in Plymouth County; a proposal by Aase Haugen Homes-Decorah to add five skilled nursing facility beds to its existing facility in Winneshiek County; a proposal by SunnyBrook Living Care Center to convert eight residential care facility beds to nursing facility beds; and a proposal by United Presbyterian Home in Washington to add seven nursing facility beds at its existing facility in Washington County.
The Council also approved several cost-overrun requests and seven extension requests.
The Council’s next scheduled meeting is February 24-25, 2016. In order for a project to be considered at that meeting, a project sponsor must file a letter of intent on or before November 18, 2015, and file an application on or before Friday, December 18, 2015.