FRANKLIN, Tennessee (WFFT) - Community Health Systems and the Lutheran Health Network want former LHN CEO Brian Bauer to stop working with IU Health.
Court documents filed January 11 in Williamson County, Tennessee, where CHS is headquartered, are asking a judge to ban Bauer from continuing his role with IU Health. Bauer started working there last summer after he was fired from LHN.
The injunction is asking a judge to order Bauer to stop using insider secrets, strategies and employee information in the Fort Wayne area and recruiting employees from Lutheran for IU Health.
CHS and LHN filed a new lawsuit against Bauer a few weeks ago accusing Bauer of being deeply involved in trying to sell the network without CHS's knowledge--efforts which allegedly included working with a group of Fort Wayne doctors who put in a offer last spring. Bauer was fired shortly after CHS rejected that offer.
WFFT reached out to Bauer to get his reaction to the injunction, but has recieved no response as of yet.
A hearing is scheduled for February 23 in Tennessee.
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