In May the Establishment and Project Review Committee for the state Public Health and Health Planning Council met to discuss several applications, including one from WCA.
The application was for state approval for UPMC Chautauqua Services Inc. to become the active parent and cooperator of the hospital.
The committee opted to table the request, based on some late public comment that had arrived regarding the agreement.
The committee will meet again today and will likely take up the proposed merger.
In December, WCA and UPMC officials announced the signing of an affiliation to integrate agreement. If approved, WCA Hospital will be the first New York state hospital to integrate with UPMC. The new title for the health care facility will be UPMC Chautauqua at WCA.