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Expedited CON decision fast tracks approval of $2.3 million MRI in KC


The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee held an Expedited Certificate of Need “meeting” Tuesday to approve of a $2.3 million request to replace an MRI machine at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Expedited meetings do not occur in person. Instead, committee members usually review the information and vote via email on whether or not to approve the project. Usually, expedited meetings are done for non-controversial but time-sensitive projects.

Reps. Jack Bondon and Kip Kendrick are the relative newcomers to the committee, replacing former Rep. Caleb Jones, who now works as Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Eric Greitens, and former Rep. Penny Hubbard, who lost her 2016 re-election primary to Rep. Bruce Franks.

The next official CON hearing will occur July 10.