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JeffCo: Tentative contract set for Cooper Green doctors

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There's good news for patients who depend on Cooper Green Mercy Urgent Care for medical needs.

Friday, Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos announced a new contact has been worked out with Jefferson Clinic P.C. The doctor's group sent letters to patients last week warning them the contract could ending Jan. 31st and they should prepare to find new doctors. Petelos says the letter caused unneeded anxiety for their who depend on Cooper Green's clinics.

"We have been saying we want to make this seamless as we can," Petelos said.

Petelos says the new deal which has to be approved by, Jefferson County commissioners, is more economical for the financially strapped county.

"The bottom line: your doctors are there. If you doctor has moved on there will be other doctors there. We are seeing patients," Petelos said

Marsena Cook depends on Cooper Green Mercy for physicals and other medical needs.

"Relieved, Very relieved. Simply because I was wondering if I don't have Cooper Green where am I going to have the basic things done. I'm very glad they will have at least that the outpatient will be open," Cook said.

Next week Jefferson County is expected to launch a radio ad campaign encouraging Cooper Green patients to continue to use the facility and to promote a forum with Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell. Petelos is hoping with the latest ad and information campaign they will be able to answer even more questions from Cooper Green patients.

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