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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-820


Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 2364]

   The Department has completed its preliminary assessment of the following applications for the offering, development, construction, renovation, expansion or establishment of reviewable clinically related health services or health care facilities. This notice is published in accordance with sections 702(c), 704(a) and 704(b) of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 448.702(c), 704(a) and 704(b)).

   CON-96-A-2656-B:  Mercy Haverford Hospital, 2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA. The project involves establishing a free-standing ambulatory surgical center with three operating rooms; close two operating rooms at Mercy Haverford and two at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, at an estimated cost of $6,579,000.

   CON-94-H-2119-B:  Uniontown Hospital, 500 West Berkeley Street, Uniontown, PA. The project involves establishment of a diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory for low risk adults with the support of Allegheny General Hospital, at an estimated cost of $683,472.

   CON-96-G-2615-B:  Mercy Regional Health System, 2500 Seventh Avenue, Altoona, PA. The project involves the establishment of a diagnostic cardiac catheterization laboratory for low risk adults, at an estimated cost of $981,166.

   CON-96-C-2509-B:  Lutheran Social Services--East Region, 600 Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543. The project involves developing a 40 bed long-term care facility at St. John's Herr Estate in Lancaster County, at an estimated cost of $2,573,750.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning May 18, 1996. Interested persons, as defined in section 103 of the act (35 P. S. § 448.103) may request a public meeting. Requests must be made in writing within 15 days of this notice, to the Department of Health, Division of Need Review, Room 1027, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. In order to preserve any appeal rights under section 506(a) of the act (35 P. S. § 448.506(a)) regarding the decisions made on these applications, any interested person as defined in the act must request a public meeting and participate in that meeting.

   If the Department of Health receives a timely request for public meeting, such meeting will be held in Room 812 of the Health and Welfare Building, Seventh and Forster Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mercy Haverford public meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and Uniontown public meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Monday, June 10, 1996. Mercy Regional public meeting will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, June 17, 1996. Lutheran Social Services public meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 1996. Persons who need an accommodation due to a disability and want to attend a meeting should contact Jack W. Means, Jr., Director, Division of Need Review at (717) 787-5601 at least 24 hours in advance so arrangements can be made. These meetings are subject to cancellation without further notice.

   For additional information, contact the Division of Need Review at (717) 787-5601.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-820. Filed for public inspection May 17, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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