An agreement between Erlanger Health System and its radiology provider that officials said was a done deal Friday night is still in limbo.
Representatives from Erlanger and Tennessee Interventional and Imaging Associates said Friday the two parties had reached a mutual, verbal agreement, ending a contract dispute that began Jan. 7 when Erlanger administration handed the group a 180-day notice of termination. Erlanger administrators later said they'd rescind the notice if the group agreed to certain stipulations that would give Erlanger more control.
The parties were supposed to re-cement their partnership by signing a written agreement Monday, but that didn't happen.
Erlanger spokeswoman Pat Charles said sharing details of the agreement at this point "would not be appropriate and could negatively impact negotiations."
Letters to the hospital's Board of Trustees say the uncertainty has been "destabilizing" and caused the group to suspend recruiting efforts at a time when radiology is one of the most requested medical specialties.
The group employs 50 people, including radiologists, nurses, administrators and other staff.