GREELEY, Colo. (July 20, 2017) – Banner Health hospitals in Northern Colorado will partner with a new radiology group to read and interpret medical images for patients effective today.
Physicians with Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA), based in Englewood, Colorado, begin work at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and Banner Medical Group clinics today. The group will expand services to include McKee Medical Center in Loveland and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center in Fort Collins on Dec. 12. The group consists of more than 75 radiologists who partner with physicians in hospitals in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. The providers have exceptional skill and expertise in their specialties. Most of the providers are fellowship-trained in specific fields with certifications.
“Rather than have one physician read and interpret medical images for any number of illnesses or injuries, RIA physicians focus on specialty areas,” said Wendy Sparks, chief operating officer at North Colorado Medical Center. “For example, the physicians who interpret mammograms are very specialized in that field to provide the highest level of service.”
Dr. Woodie Hopper, president of RIA, said: “Everyone at Radiology Imaging Associates is honored to partner with Banner Health to provide imaging services to Greeley and the rapidly growing Northern Colorado community. We share Banner Health’s commitment to consumer-focused healthcare and wellness initiatives for their patients.”
RIA will employ 10 radiologists who will be based in hospitals in Northern Colorado. In addition to providing the professional services to interpret medical images, the group will provide interventional radiology procedures including including arterial stent placement, varicocele embolization and prostate artery embolization.
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About Banner Health
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals including Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center in Northern Colorado. Banner Medical Group is Banner Health’s employed provider group with more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practitioners across 65 specialties and 3,500 total employees.
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