Southwest Virginia Health Authority votes to approve proposed merger between MSHA, Wellmont

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – The Southwest Virginia Health Authority voted that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for the proposed merger between Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance.

The next step is for the authority to pass their decision to recommend the merger to be approved to the Department of Health in Virginia.

The Virginia Commissioner of Health has 45 days to make a decision on the merger, once she receives the recommendation.

News Channel 11’s Jordan Moore was at the meeting and will bring you more on this story tonight at 11 p.m.

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