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 .READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
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.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
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.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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