Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger stalls amid physician complaints: A timeline

July 24: After issues are raised by physicians, Beaumonts board of directors pens a letter to employees voicing assistance of the possible merger and emphasizing it is not “selling” Beaumont. “Beaumont Health will continue to be a Michigan corporation with its own board of directors, management group and regional head office,” the boards letter reads. “Stating anything besides this is simply factually incorrect.”.

Below is a timeline of the news about the merger and subsequent complaints:.

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Aug. 20. A report details the results of a study completed by a group of nurses at Beaumont. The study exposes that Beaumonts leadership has actually lost the self-confidence of 650 nurses, and they likewise are concerned about the planned merger..

Aug. 19: Details of a study finished by 1,500 of Beaumont doctors are released. The survey also exposed that 70 percent of doctors said they highly disagree or somewhat disagree that “The proposed merger with Advocate Aurora Health is likely to enhance our capacity to supply compassionate, extraordinary care.”.

July 22: News breaks that a no-confidence petition is being distributed by some physician leaders at Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health President and CEO John Fox and Executive Vice President and CMO David Wood Jr., MD, are targets of the petition, which points out concerns about the “impending risk” of Beaumonts merger with Advocate Aurora..

June 17: Beaumont Health reveals it is in partnership talks with Advocate Aurora Health, less than one month after canceling a plan to merge with Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health. Supporter Aurora Health has dual head office in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee.

June 17: Beaumont Health announces it is in collaboration talks with Advocate Aurora Health, less than one month after canceling a plan to merge with Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health. July 24: After concerns are raised by doctors, Beaumonts board of directors pens a letter to employees voicing assistance of the possible merger and emphasizing it is not “selling” Beaumont. “Beaumont Health will continue to be a Michigan corporation with its own board of directors, leadership group and regional head office,” the boards letter checks out. Aug. 19: Details of a study finished by 1,500 of Beaumont doctors are released. Sept. 10: It is reported that former Beaumont Health board vice chair and trustee Mark Shaevsky sent a letter to Michigans lawyer general calling for the firing of Beaumonts CEO, COO and CMO.

Aug. 17: Beaumont verifies its board of trustees has actually consented to delay a last vote on a merger with Advocate Aurora till physicians concerns are attended to..

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Since Beaumont Health revealed its intent to combine with Advocate Aurora Health in June, physicians, nurses and trustees of the Southfield, Mich.-based system have raised issues about its leaders and the possible offer.

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Sept. 10: It is reported that previous Beaumont Health board vice chair and trustee Mark Shaevsky sent out a letter to Michigans lawyer general calling for the shooting of Beaumonts CEO, COO and CMO. Mr. Shaevsky told Crains that client safety concerns raised by clinical leaders have actually not been addressed, and he is disappointed that the board supports the proposed merger.