Six RAS Doctors File Lawsuit Against Sutter

Doctors with Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group Inc. have been denied privileges at local Sutter hospitals even though other independent doctors continue to perform similar procedures there, lawsuits filed Wednesday allege.
Twin lawsuits filed in Sacramento and Placer county superior courts allege action taken by Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center Sacramento is discriminatory and interferes with medical staff privileges detailed in hospital bylaws.
Complaints filed on behalf of six interventional radiologists at RAS are continued fallout from a Sutter decision to terminate its long-standing contract with the largest radiology group in the region March 31.
Sutter has instead hired radiologists to work under the umbrella of its own medical foundation. The lawsuits allege breach of contract and ask the court to order Sutter to restore staff privileges for the doctors.
The first court hearing is scheduled Tuesday.

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