Cooper Clinic Sues Mercy Over Recruitment Tactics

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 12:00 am  

Cooper Clinic CEO Doug Babb, inset, said in letters filed in its lawsuit that the multi-specialty clinic had been in sale talks with both Mercy Health and Sparks Health System in Fort Smith in 2012.

In less than three years, Mercy, which has seven hospitals in Arkansas, including one at Fort Smith, had persuaded 14 more doctors to leave the Fort Smith multi-specialty clinic and come to work for Mercy, according to a lawsuit Cooper filed in in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

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