ThedaCare has halted its attempt to get a court to block seven employees from leaving to work at a competitor, the Neenah, Wisconsin-based health system announced Friday.
The case against Ascension Northeast Wisconsin faced an uphill battle after a judge lifted an temporary order blocking the workers from quitting ThedaCare's flagship hospital for the same positions less than seven miles away at St. Louis-based Ascension's Appleton facility. ThedaCare's attorney filed a voluntary dismissal notice in Outagamie County Circuit Court on Friday.
"We regret the seven team members who accepted positions outside of ThedaCare were impacted by this situation, and we have made efforts to ensure that the risk to them was minimized for the day between employment," ThedaCare CEO Dr. Imran Andrabi said in a news release. "We wish them well in their new roles."