Friday, June 8, 2012

Mecklenburg County and Carolinas Healthcare System Settle Lawsuit

Mecklenburg County and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
(DBA Carolinas HealthCare System) have settled the dispute that was
the subject of a lawsuit filed by Carolinas HealthCare System on July
14, 2011.

In the settlement, Mecklenburg County will transfer to Carolinas
HealthCare System the Billingsley Road property currently operated as
a behavioral health hospital known as CMC-Randolph, which Carolinas
HealthCare System plans to continue to operate. The 66 inpatient beds
at CMC-Randolph and the emergency department are licensed to Carolinas
Medical Center, which is owned by Carolinas HealthCare System.
Carolinas HealthCare System will dismiss the lawsuit and release the
County from claims for indigent care funding and CMC-Randolph
operating deficit funding for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Carolinas HealthCare System will continue to manage the County Public
Health Department until June 30, 2013, or such earlier date as the
County specifies on 90 days notice, to allow for an orderly transition
of public health services.