On Sept. 26, Charles Shanley, chief executive officer of the WSU Physicians Group announced that the WSUPG and the Detroit Medical Center reached a five-year agreement in an email to the medical community.

“This is a positive development to ensure that we can continue to deliver outstanding clinical care to the community and continue to support our academic and community service missions,” Shanley said.

The agreement allows WSUPG — which operates independently from the WSU School of Medicine — to continue to perform clinical and medical administrative services at DMC facilities, according to a press release from the WSUPG and DMC.

The deal is “significantly” longer than previous agreements, which gives “each organization more stability to make longer-term planning decisions related to care investments, recruiting and staff development, and strategy,” according to the release. 

“This agreement is yet another example of how DMC is ensuring it will remain a leading care provider for Detroit and a world-class academic medical center,” said Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of the DMC. “The new agreement with WSUPG solidifies DMC’s family of physicians, joining outstanding doctors in the DMC Medical Group as well as community physicians who provide care at DMC.”

This settlement follows a summer of tense relations and negotiations between the two entities.

For more information, visit dmc.org


Ken Narita is The South End's School of Medicine beat reporter. He can reached at ken.au.narita@gmail.com

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