WVU Hospitals Certificate of Need Application More than 5,000 patients are transferred to WVU Hospitals from other hospitals in the state and region each year. In the last quarter of 2011, WVU Hospitals had to delay access to stable patients for more than 845 hours due to a lack of available beds. The WVU Hospitals expansion CON application was approved by the West Virginia Health Care Authority in September, 2012, following some revisions. The original CON application can be reviewed here The project will be financed by WVU Hospitals, Inc., a member of the West Virginia United Health System. No state funds will be sought and no extraordinary rate increase is anticipated as a result of the construction.