Highlands Regional Medical Center Selects Radisphere to Provide Radiology Professional Interpretations

SEBRING, FL (October 10, 2011) — Highlands Regional Medical Center announced that it has signed a contract with Radisphere National Radiology Group to exclusively provide all of its radiology professional interpretations. Radisphere will provide a full-service radiology coverage solution for Highlands Regional that includes: final, day and night reports interpreted by a combination of on-site and remote specialized radiologists. This arrangement represents a new strategy for Highlands Regional in order to provide high quality, world-class subspecialty radiology coverage at the hospital.

Radisphere radiologists have a very narrow and deep focus of a specific clinical specialty, modality, anatomy and pathology which results in high quality reports. Radisphere radiologists are American Board of Radiology Board Certified, U.S. based and trained and many are industry and academic leaders. Collectively, they have developed more than 8,000 published pieces.

“We selected Radisphere because of the expertise across their team of subspecialty radiologists, as well as the proactive consultations they provide for physicians,”explained Robert G. Mahaffey, CEO, Highlands Regional Medical Center. “Radisphere offers our hospital comprehensive radiology services that enable our hospital to improve quality, decrease turn around times and provide important information on critical findings. Along with locally placed general Radiologists, the Radisphere team of over 50 specialized Radiologists includes: board certified musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, body, cardiac, emergency, pediatric, women’s imaging and nuclear medicine, all with advanced modality training. This is just another example of our continued commitment to redefine local healthcare,” adds Mahaffey.

“We are very excited to work in partnership with Highlands Regional Medical Center. The arrangement between Highlands Regional Medical Center and Radisphere will offer a significant improvement in the quality of care for the hospital’s radiology department and highlights the re-thinking hospitals must go through to provide the best possible services to their communities,” said Radisphere Chairman and Co-founder Dr. Frank Seidelmann.“Hospitals realize that in order to provide the depth and breadth of radiology expertise their physicians depend on, they will not be able to recruit all of the on-site subspecialists required and will need to leverage a combination of on-site and remote specialized radiologists to provide the very best level of care for their patients,” Seidelmann noted.