Atrium Health has been here for nearly 80 years, and everything we do is meant to bring a brighter future for our patients – and to bring health, hope and healing – for all. Our vision of being the first and best requires us to set the pace for change. And as we continue to lead nationally, we will have to meet new and complex challenges. At times, we will need to make difficult decisions, but we remain confident that we are on the right course.

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You Deserve The Truth

Atrium Health has been here for nearly 80 years, and everything we do is meant to bring a brighter future for our patients – and to bring health, hope and healing – for all. Our vision of being the first and best requires us to set the pace for change. And as we continue to lead nationally, we will have to meet new and complex challenges. At times, we will need to make difficult decisions, but we remain confident that we are on the right course. 

Atrium Health has been here for nearly 80 years, and everything we do is meant to bring a brighter future for our patients – and to bring health, hope and healing – for all. 

Compromising safety and quality is never a question at Atrium Health. But Mednax continues to run a fear-based ad campaign aimed at Charlotte residents, making false and misleading statements about Atrium Health. You deserve the truth. 

Anesthesia: What to Know

  • Mednax is facing significant threats to its business model from disgruntled and defecting physicians and hospitals looking for alternative anesthesia services. It faces enormous pressure from Wall Street to ensure profits for its stockholders, and Atrium Health is a significant book of business it will lose.
  • Mednax is a publicly-traded, for-profit company that is headquartered in Florida, and bought the local physician-owned Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants in 2010 for approximately $200 million.
  • Since 2014, due to ongoing concerns with Mednax, we transitioned to other anesthesia providers in four of our facilities. These transitions have been seamless and enhanced quality and patient satisfaction.
  • We notified Mednax of the termination of its anesthesia services in January 2018. We are not comfortable partnering with a company that refused to consider key patient safety provisions. 
  • Atrium Health has partnered with Scope Anesthesia to start on July 1. Led by Dr. Tom Wherry, who has managed large anesthesia groups, Scope is bringing highly skilled physicians to join our surgical team.
  • Our surgical programs are recognized as among the best in the country and nothing will change on July 1. In fact, patients will experience more time, not less, with Scope anesthesiologists.
  • Atrium Health highly values and respects the anesthesiologists currently practicing at Atrium Health facilities. We regret that Mednax is preventing them from further practicing in their communities. 

You deserve the truth. Mednax continues to run a fear-based ad campaign aimed at Charlotte residents, making false and misleading statements about Atrium Health. Atrium Health did not enter into a new anesthesia services contract with MEDNAX (NYSE: MD), a Florida-based company that bought out physician-owned Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants for $200 million in 2010.

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