The Mississippi Supreme Court has let stand the state’s approval of a plan by Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, to build a hospital in Biloxi.
The Mississippi Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs.
The CON was challenged by Singing River Health System, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Garden Park Medical Center. A Hinds County judge upheld the CON in 2013.