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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-154


Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 545]

   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-94-D-2095-B: Miners Memorial Medical Center, Seventh Street, Coaldale, PA 18218. The applicant proposes to add six long-term beds to an existing 53 bed facility. The project entails no additional cost.

   CON-93-A-1845-B: Norristown Ambulatory Surgery Center, c/o SMP Associates, 91 Chestnut Road, Paoli, PA 19301. The project involves establishment of a free-standing ambulatory surgery center in Norristown, Montgomery County, by SMP Associates, Montgomery Hospital, and Suburban General Hospital, at an estimated cost of $3,700,000.

   CON-95-B-2327-B: Easton Hospital, 250 South 21st Street, Easton, PA 18042-3892. The project involves establishment of two dedicated open heart operating rooms and closure of an existing operating room, at an estimated cost of $1,628,577.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning February 3, 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, PA. The public meeting for Miners Memorial Medical Center will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 1996. The public meeting for Easton Hospital will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, March 8, 1996. The public meeting for Norristown Ambulatory Surgery Center will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-154. Filed for public inspection February 2, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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