Orthopedic surgeons at SSM Health resign, plan to start independent group


Several orthopedic surgeons at SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis. are resigning, saying they want to start an independent practice, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Oct. 25.

Most of the resigning surgeons turned in 90-day notices in September, the report said. The Journal didn't specify how many surgeons planned to resign. SSM Health spokesperson Kim Sveum told the publication the resignations were "a fluid situation" and that the health system has the coverage needed for patient care. SSM Health is also recruiting more orthopedic surgeons.

Still, some surgeons are remaining with SSM Health. The Journal was unable to reach SSM's orthopedic chair and other orthopedic surgeons.

SSM Health acquired Dean Clinic in 2013, the report said. It has locations in Fort Atkinson, Stoughton, Sun Prairie and Waunakee, Wis.

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