PITTSBURGH – July 21, 2014 – Foundation Radiology Group, the premier provider of diagnostic imaging services for community hospitals, is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive radiology services agreement with Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, KY.
Clark Regional Medical Center is a 79 bed, community hospital which has served the residents of east central Kentucky since 1917. It has over 75 physicians, 300 employees, and 75 volunteers on its staff. Clark Regional, fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), is a part of LifePoint Hospitals, a leading hospital company based in Brentwood, Tennessee focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home.
“Foundation’s Elegant Radiology model will provide Clark Regional access to superior subspecialty radiologists providing final interpretations 24/7/365 and backed by a strong, systemic approach to measuring and reporting Quality along with their FRIENDS Physician Outreach Program which will allow us to enhance existing and add new radiology service lines” said Cherie Sibley, Chief Executive Officer of Clark Regional Medical Center. Sibley added “Our newly formed partnership with Dr. Benjamin McQuaide and Foundation, utilizing their Elegant Radiology model, is one that we believe to be a necessity in order for community hospitals to succeed in 2014 and beyond.”
Foundation Radiology brings the expertise of a large, highly-skilled team of imaging experts to community hospitals across the area. By partnering with Foundation, these hospitals are able to rapidly expand the capabilities of their imaging team in order to keep their patients local.
“We are very excited about expanding our regional footprint into Kentucky and the LifePoint Hospitals system with the addition of Clark Regional Medical Center. This partnership exemplifies our approach to working closely with community hospitals in providing stellar quality patient care in the communities in which we serve" said Tom Skelton, CEO, Foundation Radiology Group. "As it’s our vision to revolutionize the practice of radiology in community hospitals, we look forward to our strategic alignment with both clinical and administrative leadership at Clark Regional in providing their patients access to broader and more innovative imaging services. Skelton added, “The era of “Accountable Care” is an extremely challenging time for every facility, but especially for community hospitals. Foundation is proud of our ability to help them enhance their clinical offerings by providing their physician partners and patients with world-class diagnostic imaging services.”