Partnership Helps UVA Expand Access to Specialized Medical Imaging
To expand access throughout Virginia to specialized, high-quality medical imaging, the University of Virginia Health System and Foundation Radiology Group have signed a radiology and medical imaging services partnership agreement.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The University of Virginia Medical Center is adding 100 staffers to the radiology department, thanks to a new partnership with Foundation Radiology Group.
On Monday, UVA and Foundation Radiology Group announced their new partnership which they say will ensure consistent, round-the-clock care for radiology patients.
Right now, the medical center has 24/7 care. But, by adding these 100 new radiology experts, the medical center will now have someone to step in if there is a shortage or if a staffer takes vacation or sick leave.
They say this can help ensure the 24/7 care is consistent at all times.
"The need for the partnership was based on trying to create a depth for more consistent services, to meet the consumer/patient needs, and to also create more balance for the faculty that work here,” said Dr. Alan Matsumoto, chair of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at UVA Health System.
Matsumoto adds that he believes this partnership will enhance the medical center's services.
Since the medical center is a teaching hospital, with all these additional staffers, it will allow for more research to be conducted without taking away from the quality of care for patients.