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Question: I was hoping you could clarify whether the providers at the medical clinic
are employed by Branford Medical Center or is the clinic actually a separate
legal entity?

Answer: The physicians are not employees of Branford Medical Center. The physician medical group is a service corporation, and Branford Medical Center contracts for physician services with the physicians' service corporation for their work in the clinic. Any care provided by the physicians in the clinic is not subject to the hospital's medical staff bylaws. Branford Medical Center contracts with individual physicians for ER coverage, paying them an hourly rate for ER coverage. Any care provided by the
physicians in the hospital, including the ER, is subject to the hospital's medical staff bylaws.