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State Approves Merger of Two Huntington Hospitals


The West Virginia attorney general has approved the merger of two hospitals in Huntington.

Local news outlets report that West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey signed off on the merger of Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center on Wednesday.

Morrisey concurred with the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s decision to approve the merger.

The state legislature had passed a law earlier this year exempting the hospital merger from state and federal antitrust laws if the agency approved the merger.

Officials from Cabell Huntington and St. Mary’s applauded the agency’s decision.