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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1714



Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 4951]

   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-D-2625-B:  Sage Health Services, Inc., 111 N. W. Fourth Street, Suite 100, Evansville, IN 47708. Establish a 67-bed long term care facility in Milford, Pike County, PA, at an estimated cost of $2,500,000.

   CON-96-H-2746-B:  Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. The addition of one cardiac catheterization laboratory, at an estimated cost of $2,212,882.

   CON-96-A-2643-B:  Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001. Establish open heart surgery and PTCA services, at an estimated cost of $1,269,628.

   CON-96-H-2602-B:  McKeesport Hospital, 1500 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132. Add 21 beds to the hospital-based skilled nursing facility through conversion of acute care beds, at an estimated cost of $190,000.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning October 12, 1996. Any interested person, 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. Sage Health Services, Inc. public meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Allegheny General Hospital public meeting will begin at 11 a.m., Abington Memorial Hospital public meeting will begin at 1 p.m., and McKeesport Hospital public meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, November 22, 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. 96-1714. Filed for public inspection October 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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