Jeffco reaches agreement over doctors at Cooper Green - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Jeffco reaches agreement over doctors at Cooper Green

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Jefferson County has come to an agreement over a contract to provide doctors to Cooper Green Urgent Care.

A letter sent out by Jefferson Clinic PC told patients that the contract was running out and that patients should find new doctors. Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos says an agreement has been reached between the county and Jefferson Clinic PC to continue to provide the doctors.

Petelos adds that the letter scared some patients. The new contract is expected to be approved by the Jefferson County Commission next week.

"Jefferson County has negotiated in good faith with Jefferson PC for sometime now, " said Petelos in a press release on Friday. "We are committed to continuous care. The transformation of Cooper Green Mercy is moving according to plan."

The county says Cooper Green has seen more than 1,600 patients since the Jan. 1 transition and that the transfer of patients to partner hospitals has worked seamlessly with no additional cost to the patient.

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