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Alliance HealthCare Services partners with Emory Healthcare to open diagnostic facility

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Janet Christenbury
Howard Aihara

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, announced that it has established a new, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center as part of a partnership with Emory Healthcare. The partnership with Emory Healthcare will allow Alliance Imaging, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, to further its initiative of growing its portfolio in diagnostic imaging services in partnership with hospitals and healthcare groups.  

The partnership between Alliance Imaging and Emory Healthcare began on Oct. 1, 2012 and established a diagnostic imaging facility located in Buford, that will serve the patient and physician populations of Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Located in Midtown Atlanta, Emory University Hospital Midtown is a 511-bed hospital and is one of the nation's leading community-based, acute care teaching facilities. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a 110-bed hospital featuring some of the most advanced medical technologies available and serves the community of Johns Creek.  

"Our partnership with Alliance will allow Emory to provide a wide array of state-of-the-art imaging capabilities to better serve the metro-Atlanta community," noted Dane C. Peterson, chief executive officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown. "We look forward to forging this new relationship with Alliance, who will provide the management, marketing and support staff to assist our health care staff." 

"This opportunity will give patients the option of choosing a facility that is closer to home for their imaging needs, while still offering Emory's top-notch clinical staff to care for them," says Craig McCoy, CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital. "It is a win-win situation for all." 

The center offers X-ray, ultrasound and MRI, with CT imaging to follow.

"We are pleased to be partnering with a world class organization like Emory Healthcare. This partnership is an excellent example of the value-proposition that Alliance can offer hospitals and healthcare groups," said Larry C. Buckelew, Chairman of the Board and interim Chief Executive Officer of Alliance HealthCare Services.  "Alliance and Emory will both leverage our respective expertise to provide the highest quality options of care to patients in the Johns Creek and greater Atlanta areas. Alliance is committed to successfully becoming a partner of choice to hospitals for a broad array of imaging and oncology services." 

Alliance Imaging is the largest provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States, focusing on MRI, PET/CT and CT. Distinguished by the strategy of partnering directly with hospitals and other healthcare providers, Alliance is committed to providing the best solution for each organization's needs.  

About Alliance HealthCare Services

Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Imaging division and radiation therapy through its Oncology division. With more than 1,900 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 46 states. Alliance operates 501 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems. The Company is the nation's largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 126 locations across the country. Alliance also operates 32 radiation therapy centers, including 16 dedicated stereotactic radiosurgery facilities, many of which are operated in conjunction with local community hospital partners, providing treatment and care for cancer patients. With 16 stereotactic radiosurgery facilities in operation, Alliance is among the leading providers of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide.  

About Emory Healthcare  

Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. It includes Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, The Emory Clinic, Emory Specialty Associates, Wesley Woods Center, and three joint ventures: (1) Emory-Children's Center (with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta), (2) Emory-Adventist Hospital (with the Adventist Health System), and (3) Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Saint Joseph's Hospital, Saint Joseph's Medical Group, and Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute (with Saint Joseph's Health System).

In fiscal year 2012, Emory Healthcare had $2.4 billion in annual net revenue and provided $63.5 million in charity care. It has 2,061 licensed patient beds, approximately 16,000 employees, 1,200 employed physicians and 2,100 non-employed private practice physicians.

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