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Imaging Advantage Launches Operations at Mercy Health Partners' Metro Hospitals
Date:6/10/2009

Improved patient care and enhanced services delivered through local radiologists

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Advantage LLC (imaging-advantage.com), a nationally-recognized radiology management company, today announced the successful launch of radiology services at Mercy Health Partners (MHP)'s four Metro hospitals: St. Vincent Mercy, St. Anne Mercy, St. Charles Mercy and St. Vincent Mercy Children's Hospital.

In addition to maintaining the quality services for which Mercy is known, Imaging Advantage's team of highly-qualified, sub-specialty trained radiologists are now providing access to previously unavailable specialty services, such as interventional neuroradiology and musculoskeletal radiology. Additionally, patients will benefit from the implementation of a noninvasive 3D Cardiac CTA program and other state-of-the-art innovations, like clinical decision support software.

Dr. Imran Andrabi, President & CEO of St. Vincent Mercy, established as Toledo's first hospital in 1855 and a Level I Trauma Center, stated, "We have been impressed by Imaging Advantage's ability to objectively and critically analyze needs, as well as reach out to local community radiologists working at Mercy. Our commitment to our patients is unsurpassed, and this focus is shared by Imaging Advantage."

Imaging Advantage is working closely with Mercy's management and radiology staff to implement key enhancements in clinical excellence to deliver a high level of interaction and accessibility to the medical staff at each of the hospitals. Imaging Advantage's physicians will exclusively serve Mercy's metro hospitals in the Toledo area to provide focused resources to Mercy's patients.

Imaging Advantage CEO M. Naseer-Uddin Hashim said, "Mercy has long been at the forefront of delivering superlative patient care in Toledo, and we have seen the strength of this commitment as we have worked with them to determine how to best bring new services and technologies to their community."

Richard Evens, President & CEO, St. Anne Mercy Hospital said, "This new contract demonstrates Mercy's commitment to providing high quality care with a focus on exceptional, personal service to both physicians and patients. Through our partnership with Imaging Advantage and investments in technology, we will provide our patients and physicians with access to the best radiology services in the communities we serve."

To learn more about Imaging Advantage's services, visit imaging-advantage.com.

ABOUT IMAGING ADVANTAGE

Imaging Advantage LLC, a nationally recognized radiology management company, is focused on improving radiology services in local communities and achieving excellence in patient care. By utilizing 'best in class' services and enlisting local groups and radiologists, Imaging Advantage is able to serve local communities with the highest quality standards and a full complement of subspecialty services, thereby enabling clients to improve patient and referring doctor satisfaction. Imaging Advantage's radiologists are 100% U.S. based.

Imaging Advantage has a contract with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) radiology to provide 3D rendering services. MGH has representatives on the Imaging Advantage Medical Advisory Board and a separate oversight board for 3D reflecting MGH's interest in promoting the 3D work where MGH has 10 years of experience delivering centralized services.

    Media Contact:
    Erin Mitchell
    RLM Public Relations
    imaging@RLMpr.com
    (212) 741-5106 x233


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