Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials at Monongalia General Hospital want a role in recruiting new heart surgeons, saying they're not satisfied with West Virginia University's efforts.
For more than two decades, Mon General had a partnership on heart surgeries with West Virginia University Hospitals.
But in may, with only one surgeon covering both hospitals, concerns about safety led to a moratorium on surgeries.
The moratorium was lifted after Mon General signed a short-term contract with a team of Charleston heart surgeons.
Mon General Chief Dave Robertson says staffing is the same as it was a year ago, and he wants the hospital to have a more active recruiting role.
WVU Heart Institute administrator Wayne Cochran says WVU hopes to make at least one new hire this month.
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