Columbus Radiology to Join Radiology Partners
Partnership with 13th Largest Radiology Practice in Country Expands Midwest Presence
El Segundo, CA (July 28, 2016) – Radiology Partners, (RP), the largest on-site physician-led radiology practice in the United States, today announced a new partnership with Columbus Radiology (CRC), a leading subspecialty radiology group serving 45 total sites, 15 hospitals and eight health systems. With the addition of CRC to the practice, Radiology Partners now serves nearly 200 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers in seven states.
“I am very excited to welcome the outstanding radiologists of Columbus Radiology to our team,” said Rich Whitney, Radiology Partners’ Chairman and CEO. “CRC is one of the fastest growing and among the most respected radiology groups in the country. Their high standards for quality and client service, talented leadership team and the innovative investments they have made in new clinical initiatives will be assets for our practice. We expect that this partnership will accelerate our growth into new regions in Ohio.”
Founded in 1946, Columbus Radiology has a firm commitment to providing its radiologists with the best in technology, training and support. The practice has made investments in technology and infrastructure to allow for unique clinical support, communication and collaboration with referring physicians—leading to a higher standard of care for patients. Columbus Radiology’s service metrics and Results Communications Center are nationally recognized by The Advisory Board Company and the American College of Radiology’s Imaging 3.0 program, among others.
“Through our investments in people and technology, our CRC physicians are able to provide expert diagnosis and treatment options to the patients of Ohio,” said Charles McRae, CEO of Columbus Radiology. “Radiology Partners and CRC utilize similar technology and infrastructure, and RP’s additional information technology and data analytics resources will enhance and accelerate our work even more, while allowing us to continue to expand our service footprint in Ohio.”
Columbus Radiology is also committed to improve the patient experience across the continuum of care. For example, the practice has worked for many years to close the gap on incidental findings, working to ensure follow-up care is appropriate, that their patients are informed about the process, and outcomes are tracked accordingly through CME education events and the Results Communications Center. These programs align well with the work RP has done in reducing variability in incidental thyroid nodule detection and management, and its more recent focus on adnexal cyst and abdominal aortic aneurysm follow up, which will enable RP to enhance appropriate care and reduce expensive downstream healthcare utilization.
“We recognize the value Radiology Partners brings to our field because of its ability to invest significant resources to ensure the best radiology talent, the most innovative clinical programs and technology and the optimum level of service,” said Frank Castellano, MD, president of Columbus Radiology. “Through our new partnership with Radiology Partners, we’ll have access to additional clinical and administrative capabilities and leadership development programs that will help us continue delivering outstanding clinical value and service locally to our referring physicians and clients.”
The definitive agreement between Radiology Partners and Columbus Radiology is subject to usual and customary closing conditions including Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust clearance and other business approvals.
About Radiology Partners
Established in 2012, Radiology Partners is the largest on-site radiology practice in the U.S. serving nearly 200 hospitals and other healthcare facilities in markets across Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. We are a physician-led practice whose mission is to transform radiology by innovating across clinical value, service and economics, while elevating the role of radiology and radiologists in healthcare. Using a proven healthcare services model, Radiology Partners provides consistent, high-quality care to patients, while delivering enhanced value to the hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and referring physicians we serve. Learn more at www.radpartners.com.
About Columbus Radiology
Columbus Radiology was founded in 1946 and has grown to be a leading provider of professional diagnostic and interventional radiology services. Today, Columbus Radiology reads for multiple hospitals and imaging and ambulatory centers throughout Ohio. Columbus Radiology provides emergency/trauma and subspecialty interpretations 24 hours a day with its own staff of board certified and fellowship trained radiologists in musculoskeletal, mammography, neuroradiology, body imaging, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology and general radiology. To learn more, visit www.columbusradiology.com.
Chelsea Amaral, ReviveHealth