IU Health to build its own neurosurgery team as local group resists employment

While Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health and local neurosurgery group Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine are at odds over employment, the health system has decided to individually hire for its neurosurgery team, according to Indiana Business Journal's "The Dose" blog.

Goodman Campbell physicians have historically staffed the neurosurgery department at IU Health's medical school. IU Health hoped to employ Goodman Campbell's physicians as part of its physician employment strategy, which it says helps improve care coordination. The system currently employs about 1,800 practitioners, according to the report.

However, the 50-physician neurosurgery group said it wants to stay independent so it can maintain admission privileges at several health systems in central Indiana.   

Now IU Health is taking a different tack. The system has hired away five pediatric neurosurgeons and three nurse practitioners from Goodman Campbell, according to IBJ. Goodman Campbell physicians have maintained staff privileges at the health system.

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