PRINCETON, W.Va. — The Princeton Community Hospital Association announced Thursday it has agreed to acquire Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

The Princeton Community Hospital Board of Directors approved the agreement. The deal is expected to close at the end of the year.

Subsidiaries of Community Health System of Franklin, Tennessee, currently own Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

According to a press release, day-to-day operations will not be affected. The association noted it anticipates having to share more information once the transfer is finalized.