MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia Health Care Authority has approved two certificate of need (CON) applications filed by West Virginia University Hospitals-East earlier this year, according to a news released issued Wednesday.
One is a $41 million request to complete several health-care construction projects in the Eastern Panhandle and the other a $2.9 million request to establish a cardiac catheterization lab at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
According to WVUH-East President and CEO Roger Eitelman, a decision on the applications was expected in mid-December.
"We were pleased to learn this week that the Health Care Authority had reviewed and approved both CON applications allowing us to move forward with these projects," Eitelman said in the release.
The $41 million certificate of need includes the construction of several medical office buildings for physician practices in both Jefferson and Berkeley counties, expansion of the emergency department, intensive care and telemetry units at City Hospital in Martinsburg, and a number of facility improvements and service enhancements at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.