Mecklenburg prosecutes Atrium to sever ties & operate independently
Category: #world  By Dhananjay Punekar  Date: 2018-04-03
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Mecklenburg prosecutes Atrium to sever ties & operate independently

Mecklenburg Medical Group, a part of the Carolinas HealthCare System, has filed a litigation against Atrium Health, a non-profit hospital network headquartered in North & South Carolina. The claim has been filed on the grounds that Atrium displayed a monopolistic & anti-competitive behavior. The legal case further alleges the non-profit organization of not releasing the doctors as per its non-compete agreement with the healthcare service providers.

As per authentic sources, Mecklenburg expects that the litigation will permit doctors to get released from Atrium’s non-compete contract and carry out an independent medical practice. Dr. Dale Owen, a cardiologist leading the battle to split away, states that Mecklenburg is eager to work independently so that physicians can spend quality time with their subjects and avoid overhead expenditure incurred while working under Atrium Health.

For the record, Mecklenburg joined Atrium in 1993 and till date, has recruited 104 doctors in various specialties, including sleep medicine, pulmonology, internal medicine, and dermatology. Ninety-two of these doctors have apparently sued Atrium and are seeking justice in the North Carolina Business Court, renowned for resolving complicated legal issues associated with various businesses.

The physicians at Mecklenburg Medical Group are of the view that though Atrium claims to be a non-profit healthcare service provider, it is working in an exactly opposite manner. They further announced that Atrium, through its bureaucratic way of working, had always falsely complained to have lost many dollars on the Mecklenburg Medical Group doctors every year.

Merely minutes after the litigation was filed, Atrium Health reportedly accepted the requests of many of the doctors from Mecklenburg Medical Group to operate independently. The nonprofit organization has also announced that it is trying to resolve the issue of non-compete contracts and wants to retain physicians so that patients can have access to the best healthcare services.



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