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09/13/2012

South Nassau Communities Hospital Selects Radisphere as New Radiology Services Partner


Partnership Focused on Meeting Increased Demand for Rapid, Efficient Imaging Services

Oceanside, NY..., South Nassau Communities Hospital (www.southnassau.org) has partnered with Radisphere National Radiology Group (www.radispheregroup.com) to significantly increase the hospital's capacity to provide medical imaging services, subspecialty radiology coverage, and final reports 24/7/365.

"After a thorough evaluation of many radiology providers, we selected Radisphere because of its strong commitment to quality standards, its customer-service approach to referring physicians, and its subspecialty expertise," said Sheila D’Nodal, M.D., Vice President of Ambulatory Services. “Radisphere’s delivery model meets our requirements of helping improve the patient care experience and controlling spending without sacrificing quality. This proven model will work well for South Nassau, and it will become sought after in the years to come."

Through a combination of local onsite radiologists and a dedicated team of subspecialty teleradiologists, Radisphere will collaborate with South Nassau’s medical staff to provide timely and accurate diagnoses for the highest levels of patient care. Radisphere employs radiologists with expertise in areas including Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Nuclear Medicine, Body, Women’s Imaging, Pediatric, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Department Radiology. Radisphere’s radiologists are board certified, located in the United States and have either academic or fellowship experience.

To better collaborate and communicate with Radisphere’s radiologists, South Nassau physicians will use Radisphere’s iPhone® application to access critical diagnostic information at the point of patient care. The secure application not only facilitates the delivery of radiologic reports and critical findings, but it also enables instant and direct communication between physicians and radiologists when consultations are needed. Armed with up-to-date diagnostic information, physicians are better equipped to provide quality patient care based on timely and comprehensive radiologist results.

"In this era of healthcare reform, South Nassau realizes it must provide radiology services that will increase the level of accountability to satisfy medical staff requirements and effectively treat patients," said Frank Seidelmann, D.O., Radisphere’s co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. "Imaging is a significant clinical and cost component of most major diseases, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to obesity and stroke. A strong radiology partner at the start of the treatment process can help physicians make more informed diagnoses so that they can provide the highest quality of care to their patients as efficiently as possible.

South Nassau's department of radiology employs a full range of imaging methods on an inpatient, outpatient, and emergency basis, including:

  • Diagnostic Radiography and Fluoroscopy
  • Multi-slice Computed Tomography
  • High-field Closed-Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Angiography and Interventional Procedures
  • PET/CT Scans (outpatient only)

The state-of-the-art imaging equipment links with an advanced PACS digital image archive and specialized computer processing servers to facilitate detailed evaluation, rapid reporting, and sophisticated examinations, including CT and MR angiography, CT lung cancer screening, and CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy). In conjunction with Complete Women's Imaging at South Nassau, the department also offers mammograms, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, and ultrasound imaging and procedures.

About Radisphere

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Radisphere (www.radispheregroup.com) is the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States. Radisphere has been setting the standard for quality in radiology since 2001. As the exclusive radiology provider for 35 hospitals in 11 states, Radisphere partners with its customers to measurably improve quality, increase medical staff satisfaction, reduce costs and drive growth. Its local radiologists are supported by the industry’s premier network of subspecialists and a proprietary, cloud-based technology platform. Radisphere’s standards-based approach guarantees faster, more accurate diagnoses, appropriate utilization, and the highest quality of patient care.



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