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Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University agree to extend partnership

May 7, 2018

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Detroit Medical Center now says it won't terminate its century-old partnership with Wayne State University.

Detroit Medical Center and the Wayne State University Physician Group announced Monday they will extend their partnership for six months.

This comes after Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas-based parent company of DMC, announced last week that it would end its contract with the school.

Under the partnership, doctors from DMC teach at Wayne State, and the medical school uses the hospital system's facilities.

Anthony Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer of DMC said in a statement:

“For decades, Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine have worked together to provide top-notch medical care for Detroit residents and state-of-the art training and research opportunities for the School of Medicine. Our relationship over the years has impacted thousands of physicians and patients, and based upon my discussions with Dean Sobel over the past week, I am hopeful about the possibility that we can continue our partnership in delivering excellent care to patients and growing our respective institutions.” 

During the six-month extension, a 14-member joint advisory committee will work to develop a new model for the collaboration.