Release Date: 08-07-2009 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, August 2, 2009)…Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Imaging Services Department has expanded its ability to interpret diagnostic radiological studies everyday around-the-clock. The Hospital has signed an exclusive agreement with Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a large Pittsburgh-based group of board-certified fellowship trained radiologists. In addition to its own two in-house radiologists, Wayne Memorial will now utilize a staff of 52 FRG radiologists.
“FRG’s turnaround time on final diagnostic readings—not just preliminary reads— of our studies is exceptional,” said James Hockenbury, Director of Ancillary Services at Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH). “It’s especially beneficial to our Emergency Department physicians who must often act quickly.”
FRG radiologists provide readings in Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Mammography, CT Scan, PET/CT Scan, Vascular Ultrasound, General Ultrasound, and General Radiology as well as musculoskeletal, interventional, pediatric, brain perfusion, neuroradiology, cardiac CT and angiography, and breast MRI.
“The group’s ability to offer subspecialty services—pediatric radiology, for example— is also helpful to rural healthcare institutions such as Wayne Memorial which might not otherwise have access to them,” added Hockenbury.
WMH’s Chief Executive Officer David Hoff agreed. “Our partnership with Foundation Radiology Group will allow us to extend the level of radiological service that we can provide to our clients. Improving patient care is our top priority at WMH, and we are confident that this contract will be key in reaching our patient service goals.”