DETROIT (AP) — A roughly century-old partnership between a Detroit hospital and university medical school that was at risk of being severed will continue under a newly approved deal.

The Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University Physician Group on announced Wednesday they’ve finalized a new five-year agreement on the partnership .

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The nonprofit physician group employs about 300 doctors who teach and conduct research at the university while providing specialty care at the medical center’s hospitals, owned by Dallas-based Tenet HealthCare. Under the deal, Wayne State University doctors will continue to provide care and fill certain medical leadership roles with DMC.

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The physician group’s contract was to expire in May, but a six-month extension was put in place. The institutions have had a strained relationship over finances and contracts.

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