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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1892



Notice of Beginning of Review; Certificates of Need

[26 Pa.B. 5476]

   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-A-2700-B: Phoenixville Hospital, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Convert 21 medical/surgical beds to a 21-bed hospital-based skilled care unit, at an estimated cost of $750,840.

   CON-96-A-2776-B: The Quadrangle, 3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041. Add 19 skilled care beds, at an estimated cost of $1,000,360.

   CON-96-H-2736-B:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Convert an existing 35-bed medical/surgical unit to a 30-bed hospital-based skilled nursing unit, at an estimated cost of $1,112,000.

   CON-95-I-2366-B: BPC Management Group, Inc., 363 Bell Drive, Saegertown, PA 16433. Establish a 30-bed inpatient non-hospital drug and alcohol treatment center in Franklin, Venango County, at an estimated cost of $28,000.

   The projects are scheduled to be reviewed and a decision rendered by the Department of Health within 90 days beginning November 9, 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. Phoenixville Hospital public meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and The Quadrangle public meeting will begin at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 1996. BPC Management Group, Inc. public meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center public meeting will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 1997. 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. 96-1892. Filed for public inspection November 8, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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