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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-768



Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 2249]

   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-H-2247-C:  Uniontown Hospital, 500 West Berkeley Street, Uniontown, PA 15401. The project involves an addition of 19 hospital-based skilled nursing beds to previously approved 19-bed unit, at an estimated cost of $125,000

   CON-96-B-2613-B:  Manor Healthcare Corp., 10770 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20901. The project involves construction of a new 60-bed long-term care facility in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, PA, at an estimated cost of $3,150,527.

   CON-96-B-2647-B:  Country Meadows Associates, 830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. The project involves construction of a new 70-bed long-term care facility in Northampton County, PA, at an estimated cost of $1,940,700.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning May 11, 1996. Any interested person, as defined in section 103 of the act (35 P. S. § 448.103) may request a public meeting. All 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 re- quest for public meeting, such meeting will be held in Room 812 of the Health and Welfare Building, Seventh and Forster Streets, Harrisburg, PA. Uniontown Hospital public meeting will begin at 3 p.m., Monday, June 10, 1996. Manor Healthcare public meeting will begin at 9 a.m., and Country Meadows public meeting will begin at 11 a.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. 96-768. Filed for public inspection May 10, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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