DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University’s medical school are severing their nearly century-old partnership.
DMC announced Wednesday that it wouldn’t be renewing its longstanding contract with the nonprofit Wayne State University Physician Group. The nonprofit employs nearly 300 doctors who teach and conduct research at the university while providing specialty care at DMC hospitals, which are owned by Dallas-based Tenet HealthCare.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
The contract is set to expire after May 15. The two institutions have had a strained relationship for years over disagreements on finances and contracts.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson says he was surprised by Tenet’s decision to dissolve the partnership, starting with physicians.
DMC’s CEO Dr. Anthony Tedeschi says the medical center is looking for a new long-term academic partner.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
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