Sources: Cabell County’sTwo Biggest Hospitals In Talk To Merge

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Sources tell that Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington are in serious talks to merge, with an announcement expected this week.

Cabell Huntington Hospital issued a statement to Monday saying Cabell Huntington and St. Mary's "have had and are continuing discussions toward an affiliation."

According to the statement, the hospital expected to provide more details "in the near future."

It's unclear how a merger would impact the employees or the delivery of health care from the two largest hospitals in the county.

St. Mary's is a 393-bed hospital with more than 2600 employees. Cabell Huntington is a 303-bed facility with more than 2500 employees