Hearing postponed on Mon General cancer facility

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A hearing on Mon General Hospital’s plan to provide radiation therapy to cancer patients has been delayed until March.

Mon General has applied for a certificate of need from the West Virginia Health Care Authority to buy a linear accelerator, which is used to provide radiation therapy treatments.

A certificate of need is required for any project exceeding $2.9 million.

WVU Hospitals had requested a hearing on the plan. The Dominion Post reports (http://bit.ly/1gC2KxB) that Mon General and WVU Hospitals agreed to delay the hearing.

WVU Hospitals president and CEO Bruce McClymonds has stated that there already are five linear accelerators in north central West Virginia.


Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com

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