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News and information about health, health care, health care policy from Charlotte and the Carolinas. 

Atrium Health is opening a primary care practice at the YMCA near uptown Monday. The new practice will serve between 16 and 20 patients a day and adds to the physical therapy and rehab services the health system already offers at two other YMCA locations.

The group of about 90 doctors that sued Atrium Health to leave and form an independent practice have dropped the suit. The physicians are part of Mecklenburg Medical Group, and announced in April they were leaving Atrium and suing the health system to get out of their contracts.

Atrium Health

At least 151 employees of Atrium Health’s previous anesthesiology provider are at risk of being laid off. This comes after a long, bitter public battle between the health system and the doctors' group. 

Mecklenburg County

At least 1,193 doses of a Hepatitis A vaccine were given to people in Mecklenburg County at risk of contracting the virus, after an employee at a fast food restaurant was diagnosed with the liver disease.

Mecklenburg County

An outbreak of Hepatitis A was reported in Mecklenburg County weeks ago, but five new cases have been reported since June 6 — including a Charlotte restaurant employee diagnosed Monday. 

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

A new group of anesthesiologists will start at Atrium Health hospitals July 1 as planned after a bitter court fight and public battle with the outgoing group of physicians. 

An artist's rendering of a new Atrium Health facility.
Atrium Health

Atrium Health says it plans to spend about $1 billion to expand its health care facilities in the Charlotte region and beyond. But it’s not quite clear exactly what will be built, where the money will come from for these new projects, and what Atrium defines as beyond.

Mecklenburg County

There have been five confirmed cases and one suspected case of hepatitis A in Mecklenburg County since April, according to a health advisory released by the county’s public health department.

The group of nearly 90 doctors leaving Atrium Health is rebranding itself as the Tryon Medical Partners. Formerly part of the Mecklenburg Medical Group, Tryon Medical Partners split with Atrium after it sued the hospital network in a challenge to Atrium's non-compete agreements so its doctors could practice independently. 

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

The ousted Cardinal Innovations Healthcare CEO filed another lawsuit accusing a lawyer who investigated him of libel and slander. 

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