GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Deer River HealthCare Center, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) and Radiological Associates of Duluth today announce a partnership to manage local medical imaging services under one entity, CDI-Grand Rapids, in order to provide improved access to high quality, reliable patient services.
“The collaboration of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Deer River HealthCare and CDI will enhance patient care by improving access to quality medical services in the communities served throughout Northern Minnesota. In addition, this partnership avoids unnecessary duplication of services in these rural communities.”
As part of the agreement, CDI-Grand Rapids will provide diagnostic injections and pain management services as well as manage the High-field MRI scanner at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital. In addition, CDI-Grand Rapids will install and manage a new High-field, Open-sided MRI scanner at Deer River HealthCare Center in the spring of 2012, replacing the existing mobile MRI service.
Lawrence Massa of the Minnesota Hospital Association stated, “The collaboration of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Deer River HealthCare and CDI will enhance patient care by improving access to quality medical services in the communities served throughout Northern Minnesota. In addition, this partnership avoids unnecessary duplication of services in these rural communities.”
Michael Youso, CEO with Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, said “Our mission is to deliver compassionate and high-quality health care. We see this partnership with CDI and Radiological Associates of Duluth as the next step in our commitment to patient-centered excellence.”
“This partnership is a great example of how ‘health care,’ working together, can provide improved access to high quality, reliable patient services,” said Jeff Stampohar, CEO of Deer River HealthCare and Chairman of the CDI-Grand Rapids partnership.
About Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital (GICH)
Located in Grand Rapids, MN, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital (GICH) is a non-profit, integrated healthcare provider with over 600 employees, more than 50 physicians and a 64 bed Hospital. Specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Urology, Women's Health, and Acute Rehabilitation. For more information, visit GICH’s website at www.granditasca.org.
Deer River HealthCare Center, Inc. (DRHC) is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit community owned and operated comprehensive health care campus. Located in Deer River, Minnesota, with a service area consisting of a 50-mile radius, the staff of over 200 health care workers offers area residents a wide range of high-quality health care services. Deer River HealthCare Center is committed to providing quality, compassionate health care for life. www.drhc.org
About Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) is a leader in high-quality, cost-effective, outpatient radiology imaging services since 1981. The organization currently owns, manages and operates more than 57 diagnostic imaging centers in nine states, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. CDI partners with radiologists, hospitals and health systems to offer physician-led radiology services and the expertise of subspecialized radiologists focused on neurological, spine, musculoskeletal, body, breast and cardiovascular imaging, in addition to advanced diagnostic injections and pain management procedures. For more information, visit CDI’s website at www.CDIradiology.com.
About Radiological Associates of Duluth (RAD)
Radiological Associates of Duluth has been in practice for over 30 years covering Northeastern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin. Radiological Associates of Duluth is a trusted source of expertise in all areas of diagnostic to interventional radiology, with our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians specializing in neuroradiology to musculoskeletal radiology.