Jefferson county and physician's group come to terms

Jefferson Clinic PC will continue to offer patients medical services at Cooper Green Mercy. Jefferson county reached an agreement with the Clinic physicians today. Prior to this agreement, Jefferson Clinic had sent letters to{}patients advising its contract with the county ended January 31, 2013.

County manager Tony Petelos said, "We are committed to continuous care." Petelos had advised patients earlier this week that negotiations were underway for a contract extension with Jefferson Clinic.

On January 1, 2013, Cooper Green Mercy made the transition from a hospital to an urgent and primary care center. More than 1,600 patients have been seen at the facility in the past eleven days.