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DMC, Wayne State University reach agreement to continue decades-long partnership

Posted: 7:40 PM, Sep 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-26 23:45:44Z

A long-term agreement has been reached between the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University after a back-and-forth earlier this year put into question whether the partnership between the organizations would continue . 

The Detroit Medical Center, which is a Tenet Healthcare hospital system, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), have decided on a new five-year agreement. 

This comes after the Dallas-based parent company of the Detroit Medical Center announced in May that it had decided to end the decades-long partnership with the school. 

"We are pleased about this clinical agreement between WSUPG and DMC,” said Charles J. Shanley, M.D., WSUPG president and chief executive officer. “This will strengthen our ability to provide access to highly specialized care and further our mission to support the health care needs of the community.”

According to a release, under the new agreement, WSUPG physicians will continue to provide patients with clinical care for select adult services. Additionally, select medical leadership roles for the DMC will continued to be filled by WSUPG physicians. 

A 13-member negotiating team that included physicians representing DMC, WSUPG and WSU School of Medicine achieved the agreement.