November 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two of Connecticut’s Largest Radiology Practices, Jefferson Radiology and Advanced Radiology Consultants, Launch New Collaborative Entity
New Venture Will Explore Opportunities to Deliver Medical Imaging Services with Improved Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness
East Hartford and Shelton, Conn. (November 28, 2016) – Jefferson Radiology and Advanced Radiology Consultants announce the launch of their new collaborative entity, Charter Radiology Network. Jefferson Radiology and Advanced Radiology Consultants share a strong commitment to improving patient service and quality of care while maintaining a strong competitive position in the Connecticut medical imaging market. Charter Radiology Network is the corporate platform through which the two companies will develop clinical informatics and intraoperability to provide a transformational level of quality, service, and safety, as well as patient and physician access.
“The vision of Charter Radiology Network delivering the highest quality healthcare services will be created by combining the best of Advanced Radiology’s and Jefferson Radiology’s infrastructure efficiencies and capabilities, while removing redundancies and unnecessary costs,” says Ethan Foxman, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Jefferson Radiology. “We are excited about Charter Radiology Network’s potential to improve the quality of patient care and access to imaging services in Connecticut.”
“The creation of Charter Radiology Network is in response to public demand for improved healthcare access, safety and quality,” says Clark Yoder, chief executive officer of Advanced Radiology Consultants. “By collaborating with Jefferson Radiology, we can go a long way toward satisfying society’s demands, with the ultimate result being the highest quality patient care at a reasonable cost.”
Charter Radiology Network’s initial efforts will focus on increasing quality and decreasing costs. Initiatives may include the integration of back-office management services, including traditional management services organization (MSO) tasks, billing operations, and IT infrastructure consolidation and augmentation. The new company will also explore the development and implementation of technologies and processes to improve quality and access through standardized, evidence-based practices, enhanced integration and information sharing, and improved patient experience and empowerment. Jefferson Radiology and Advanced Radiology Consultants clinical practices will continue to remain independent entities.
About Jefferson Radiology
Since 1963 Jefferson Radiology has been providing a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging and interventional services to patients at hospitals and outpatient centers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. As leaders in diagnostic and interventional radiology, our fellowship trained physicians and highly skilled staff are committed to providing exceptional patient care and responsive service. Our clinical resources, supported by a sophisticated business and technological infrastructure allow us to provide the highest quality care. Jefferson Radiology is one of a few radiology practices accredited by The Joint Commission. For further information, visit www.jeffersonradiology.com.
About Advanced Radiology Consultants
Advanced Radiology Consultants has served Southern Connecticut for more than a century. As one of the largest independent radiology practices in the tri-state area, Advanced Radiology Consultants is committed to providing exceptional care through its conveniently located, comfortable, state-of-the-art imaging centers and the experience of its sub-specialty trained radiologists. Exceptional service is delivered with a truly caring attitude by our staff and our innovative approach to patient service. Advanced Radiology also provides patients and referring physicians with easy access to exams and reports via any internet-connected device. For further information, visit www.adrad.com.