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Hospital To Merge Three Practices Into Two - Brevard, NC


July 10, 2017

Transylvania Regional Hospital has confirmed the consolidation of three doctors’ practices into two, resulting in the layoff of four employees.

Brevard Internal Medicine and Pulmonology (BIMP) will merge with Brevard Family Practice (BFP) and Medical Associates of Transylvania (MAT). The Sleep Center will remain at BIMP.

The Transylvania Times was notified about the merger and contacted the hospital for comment.

According to Michele Pilon, the hospital’s president and chief nursing officer, the mergers will take place by Aug. 1.

“Consolidating these practices allows us to serve this area in the most efficient and effective way,” Pilon said. “Patients will be able to receive the same services previously provided at BIMP through one of the other two practices or at The Sleep Center.”

Dr. James Kelling will move to BFP, and Dr. Carmen Kelling and Dr. Andrew Crocker will move to MAT. Pilon said that additional staffing for the two practices was “currently being evaluated.”

Pilon said that, “regrettably,” the layoffs would impact four employees.

“While even one impacted team member is one too many,” Pilon said, “we are committed to ensuring that our decisions and the delivery of care to the community is managed in the most conscientious and responsible manner possible, thereby ensuring that we are able to provide care well into the future.”

Pilon said the hospital’s human resource team will work with the four employees “displaced” by the move.


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