Alex Olgin

Health Reporter

Researchers still don’t know what is causing cases of a rare eye cancer in Huntersville. This comes after a year-long study tracking where 23 patients in northern Mecklenburg County lived, worked and went to school.   

Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System, is having a dispute with the Mecklenburg Medical Group.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

The group of physicians that sued Atrium Health to void their non-compete agreements and operate independently hasn’t received confirmation from the health system that it will allow for the group to leave despite public statements saying otherwise.

Carolinas HealthCare System

Atrium Health's chief executive Gene Woods told employees not to let the media noise distract them from serving patients amid an escalating dispute over its choice of an anesthesiology provider and a suit by a group of physicians to operate independently. 

Atrium Health

With billboards, petitions, a website and ads, anesthesiologists have made an employment debate with Atrium Health public. Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is crying foul over Atrium’s decision to select a new provider, owned by a former Atrium consultant. In response, Atrium is accusing the company of defaming the hospital.

Atrium Health

Atrium Health has countersued Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants in response to a lawsuit filed last week. The two parties have a 37-year relationship, but Atrium is going with a new anesthesiology provider beginning in July.

A rendering of the renovated Men's Shelter of Charlotte on North Tryon Street.
Men's Shelter of Charlotte

The last people at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte on North Tryon Street left the building Tuesday so long-sought renovations could begin, starting a four-month period in which homeless men will have to seek other out other shelter locations across the city.

Atrium Health

After more than 90 doctors sued Atrium Health to be released from their employment agreements and be free of their non-compete clauses, the health system announced it had relented and will allow the doctors to operate independently.

Alex Olgin/ WFAE

Incoming obstetricians and gynecologists are mostly women. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent men. Even in a field where there are only female patients, many of whom say they prefer female doctors, some residency programs are still trying to recruit males for the sake of diversity.   

Students at Harding University High School learn how to apply emergency tourniquets
Alex Olgin/ WFAE

Harding University High School students learned how to help save their friends from bleeding to death from a gunshot wound Wednesday as an emergency room doctor walked them through how to make and apply tourniquets from things they could find in their backpacks.

Atrium Health

Atrium Health said its contract with a new anesthesiology provider will help patients save money and pushed back on claims that it unfairly dumped its old provider.