The hospital refuses.
After approaching ThedaCare with the chance to match the offers they'd been given, Breister wrote that they were told "the long term expense to ThedaCare was not worth the short term cost," and no counter-offer would be made.
They get hired at Hospital B, St. Elizabeth's.
ThedaCare sues the workers, and file an injunction prevent their workers from starting their new jobs at St. Elizabeth's.
The judge grants the injunction. They are not legally allowed to go to work for any other hospital except Thedacare.
In the State of Wisconsin, ostensibly an at will employment state, the law can now prevent workers from quitting their jobs.
A dispute over workers between two Fox Valley health care providers is now before an Outagamie County judge.
Thursday morning, ThedaCare filed for a temporary injunction against Ascension Wisconsin, saying it could cause the community harm by recruiting a majority of its comprehensive stroke care team.
We’re told seven of the 11 members of that team accepted positions with Ascension Wisconsin to work at St. Elizabeth Hospital. That transition would begin Friday, January 21.
ThedaCare operates the only Level II trauma and comprehensive stroke care unit in the Fox Valley. It says losing these workers could impact its ability to have people on call 24/7, which is necessary for accreditation.
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