Committee approves three expedited CON applications


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Through an expedited Certificate of Need review, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee unanimously approved three requests that include replacing equipment and a modernizing facility.

John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit was given the approval to renovate and modernize their 430-bed skilled nursing facility. The $2 million project includes renovations to resident rooms, corridors, common areas, an activity room, a restorative gym, a bathhouse, offices, and a nurses’ station; and includes new paint, flooring, fixtures, cabinetry, and lighting.

The Freeman Health System in Joplin was approved to replace an existing positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) unit for $1,680,000.

The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City was approved to replace an Angiography Unit at a cost of $1,750,000. The current unit, an Axiom Artis DTA, was purchased in 2006.

Expedited reviews are done through an email ballot with committee members. The next full CON meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2018, and the next expedited ballot is scheduled for November 21, 2018.

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at