30 Imaging Centers within Short Distances of MemorialCare Physician Offices in Orange & Los Angeles Counties
MemorialCare, nationally regarded integrated health care delivery system with four hospitals and more than 200 Southern California care sites, and RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), national leader in providing fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services, have expanded their joint venture that began early this year.
With acquisition of four Orange County Diagnostic Imaging Centers effective Dec. 1, the joint venture offers the region’s most expansive network of imaging facilities with 30 freestanding imaging centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, each located within a short distance from MemorialCare physician offices.
The joint venture began operations Jan. 1, 2018 with RadNet and MemorialCare contributing outpatient imaging centers in Orange County, Long Beach, the South Bay and other cities. The new sites in Laguna Woods, Santa Ana, Irvine and Mission Viejo increase the number of imaging centers to 22 in Orange County and 8 in Southern Los Angeles County. The Irvine center will become a new MemorialCare Breast Center, offering comprehensive imaging services specific to breast health. The Mission Viejo site currently under construction opens in early 2019.
“MemorialCare has a long history of partnering with innovative organizations that share our vision of delivering best practice medicine, improving population health and creating value in health care,” says Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., MemorialCare President and CEO “The innovative partnership with RadNet is another example of our commitment to a higher quality, enhanced patient experience that is competitively priced with savings for individuals and families, health plans and employers and their employees.”
“The 30 free-standing imaging centers, in addition to MemorialCare’s highly-advanced hospital-based imaging centers on our hospital campuses, offer state-of-the art care in the most appropriate, convenient location, either at an acute care setting and/or an outpatient facility close to home and work,” adds Mark Schafer, MD, CEO, MemorialCare Medical Foundation which includes MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians with 1,300 employed and affiliated physicians.
“We are excited to further expand our health system partnership model with such a high-quality and well-known health system,” says Howard Berger, M.D., RadNet Chairman and CEO. “MemorialCare is one of Southern California’s premier providers of hospitals and related health services. Our extensive network of imaging centers offers quality care and easy access to patient communities we jointly serve.”