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Mon Health System and CAMC Merger Frequently Asked Questions

Is CAMC buying Mon Health?

The systems are coming together through a merger, and will together form a new health care system. 

What is the cost of the merger?

Neither system is being purchased, instead it is a merger of two systems. Both parties will make ongoing commitments to the other as part of the merger, to facilitate their combination and operations as a single system.

When will the deal be finalized?

The organizations will file for a certificate of need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority by April 15th, and plan to close the transaction as soon as possible after the receipt of all necessary regulatory and governance approvals. There are multiple steps at both the state and federal level to complete the merger.

Will there be layoffs at either health system?

We understand that employees are often concerned when organizations come together, but in health care (like many other industries) both parties are hiring continuously to meet the needs of their patients, and anticipate this will remain the case.

How does this affect CAMC and Mon Health?

CAMC and Mon Health are both driven by their respective missions to serve the people in their respective communities. The two systems focus on clinical excellence and have a clinical affiliation agreement already in place for select medical services. Through the transaction, the parties are excited to expand access, improve the quality of care, and enhance access to higher level services while reducing health care costs.

How does this affect patients?

The provision of care to patients is at the heart of what the two systems do, and the transaction should be seamless to our patients. Benefits of the merger are anticipated to include:

strengthening and expanding the scope and scale of care available for patients and families, while managing health care costs;
advancing a seamless continuum of care that improves access for the respective West Virginia communities each party serves; and 

Is the name of my employer or local hospital changing?

Charleston Area Medical Center and Mon Health both have community roots dating back 100 years. The new, combined system will be an umbrella brand - Vandalia Health, which highlights the new arrangement while permitting each facility to maintain its unique historical identity.