University of Maryland opens new imaging centre
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Centre have opened a new outpatient imaging centre in partnership with two other organisations.
University of Maryland Charles Regional Imaging (UM CRI) offers state-of-the art imaging services, including 3T MRI, Arthrography, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Mammography and Bone Densitometry.
UM CRI provides patients and referring physicians with high-quality imaging services and is staffed by expert board-certified and fellowship-trained radiologists from University of Maryland School of Medicine and certified technologists who are dedicated to delivering thorough, accurate and prompt reports as well as high-quality compassionate patient care. The centre offers flexible scheduling featuring same-day or next-day appointments (insurance permitting) and 24-hour report turnaround for referring physicians.
The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Centre (UM CRMC), University of Maryland Diagnostic Imaging Specialists, PA (DISPA), and MedQuest Associates, Inc. have entered into a joint venture to develop and operate the full-modality outpatient diagnostic imaging centre.
DISPA represents the outpatient practices of the University of Maryland Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and provides academic subspecialty radiologists (covering multiple clinical subspecialties) to interpret the studies performed at the centre. MedQuest Associates, a leading national provider of imaging management services for health systems, will manage the day-to-day operations of the centre.
“Our community is growing,” said Noel Cervino, President and CEO of UM CRMC, “and the need for access to the highest quality medical options close to home has never been greater. We are the only centre in the area to bring partners like DISPA, who are University of Maryland sub-specialty, faculty radiologists, together with MedQuest, a national leader in imaging management.”
Mr Cervino added, “As a community hospital, we are committed to bringing the best medicine to the citizens of Charles County and the surrounding areas.”
Elias Melhem, MD, Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine, added, “Working with our partners at UM Charles Regional Medical Centre and MedQuest Associates to plan and build the imaging centre has been such an enjoyable experience. There is a positive energy around this joint venture because we are aligned in our goals to provide convenient, high quality, state-of-the-art and cost effective care to our patients, and we look forward to opening the centre and taking care of our patients.”
Bruce Elder, CEO of MedQuest Associates, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with two organizations that are committed to providing the highest quality care to patients in southern Maryland. Together with UM Charles Regional Medical Centre and University of Maryland Diagnostic Imaging Specialists, we have the capabilities to provide patients and physicians with an outstanding combination of technology, convenience, clinical expertise and cost-effectiveness.”