The Virginia health commissioner has agreed to delay until the end of the month a decision on the merger of Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance.
That is a two week delay of the deadline that had been set for Friday.
Wellmont and MSHA asked for the delay, saying they could not avoid it in submitting final information to the commissioner. Public documents about the request for a delay do not reveal any details about that late information.
A decision on the merger is also pending next week from Tennessee health regulators.