Parkersburg two hospitals are seeking to become part the West Virginia United Health System.

West Virginia United Health System is buying St.Joseph's Hospital, which plans to merge with Camden Clark Memorial Hospital to form one organization.

President and CEO of West Virginia United Health System Tom Jones said the FTC has approved it, the certificate of need has been filed, and they are close to executing the formal purchase agreement.

"I think clearly we'll have a Camden Clark Campus and a St. Joseph Campus," Jones said.

Jones said the goal is to finalize the transaction on February 1, 2011.

West Virginia United Health System currents includes:

West Virginia University Hospitals(WVUH), including Ruby Memorial Hospital, Chestnut Ridge Hospital (Behavioral Medicine), Children's Hospital, and the John Michael Moore Trauma Center in Morgantown, WVUH-East which includes City Hospital in Martinsburg, and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, and United Hospital Center, located in Clarksburg.

United Physicians Care, a network of owned practices, at sixteen care sites throughout north central and Eastern West Virginia; WVU Cheat Lake Physicians, a multi-specialty ambulatory center in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown.

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