MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The battle between Mon General Hospital and the operator of West Virginia University Urgent Care is heating up and heading to court.
University Health Associates said Monday that Mon General has filed a complaint in Monongalia County Circuit Court, aiming to have UHA declared a public body subject to state open-records laws.
But Chief Medical Officer Judie Charlton insists UHA is a private practice.
She also says it's perplexing that another health care organization would want to impede what she calls crucial improvements for patient care.
In August, Mon General asked the state Health Care Authority to reconsider an earlier decision to waive a certificate of need requirement for the relocation of WVU Urgent Care.
But the authority says UHA is a private practice and exempt from that requirement.