Tenet's Detroit Medical Center strikes deal with 300-member physician group

Detroit Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, has reached a five-year agreement with Troy, Mich.-based Wayne State University Physician Group, which includes more than 300 physicians.

Under the agreement, WSUPG physicians will continue to provide clinical care for select services to patients at Detroit Medical Center. The physicians will also fill some medical leadership roles at the hospital.

The agreement, which is longer than the previous two agreements between DMC and WSUPG, includes performance-based metrics that include various care and quality indicators. The agreement also establishes a joint operating committee, representing leaders from both organizations, which will provide oversight on decision-making and clinical program strategies.

"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," Detroit Medical Center CEO Tony Tedeschi, MD, said in a press release. "Today's announcement also shows what's possible when two organizations work together for a common good: stronger care for the community."

A 13-member team that included physicians representing DMC, WSUPG and Wayne State University School of Medicine negotiated the agreement.

The finalized deal came after DMC and WSUPG reached an agreement in principle in late August. At that time, the parties said they were committed to finalizing the deal by late September.

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