Vicksburg hospital approved for $13.2M building

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — River Region Health System has been given state approval to build a new medical office building.

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project Thursday. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs.

The 223-bed Vicksburg hospital is owned by Community Health Systems, based in Brentwood, Tenn. Health Department documents say an affiliate of an Indiana company would build the structure and River Region would lease it.

The 67,000-square foot building would cost $13.2 million. Doctors’ offices and outpatient therapy services that are now located several miles from the hospital would be moved there. The hospital also plans to install a second MRI machine in the building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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