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Novant Health offers details of departure of 41 doctors

January 29, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health care system says the decision of dozens of doctors to leave for an out-of-state medical group was unexpected.

The Charlotte Observer reports Novant Health on Monday outlined a plan for transitioning 41 Charlotte doctors to Tennessee-based Holston Medical Group. Charlotte’s second-largest hospital system confirmed the departures Jan. 22.

Novant plants to transfer five Lakeside Family Physicians locations and four Huntersville OB-GYN locations to the doctors after they officially leave May 31.

Novant says the transfer will minimize disruption.

Novant’s chief consumer officer, Jesse Cureton, says this is the first time a group of that size has left the hospital system.

Holston Medical Group has said it’s partnering with Charlotte-area doctors who wanted to return to private practice.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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