NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Optimal Radiology, a national radiology practice and provider of on-site physician coverage with around-the-clock subspecialty support to hospitals, announced today that Joseph “Joe” McDonough has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer.
“I’m excited to work with the board and executive team as we chart a course for continued growth in the rapidly changing imaging industry.”
Mr. McDonough has extensive experience in leading radiology companies, previously serving as CEO at Soteria Imaging Services from 2007 – 2013, and President and CEO of IRG/American Imaging Management from 1997 – 2001. This marks the first addition to Optimal’s executive team since the firm relocated its headquarters to Nashville in August.
“Joe McDonough has built an impressive track record as an imaging company CEO,” said David Smith, Chairman of Optimal Radiology and Head of the Portfolio Services Group at Health Evolution Partners. “Under his leadership, IRG grew into the second largest independent radiology benefit company in the U.S., and was successfully acquired. The experience he brings to Optimal will build upon the solid platform established by Jon Grimes.”
With more than 100 radiologists who interpret over 2 million exams annually, Optimal partners with national and regional health systems and with independent radiology groups to bring excellence to their radiology staffing and imaging management. In addition to on-site physician coverage, management and business development support, the company offers 24/7 access to one of the nation's largest network of subspecialized radiologists and a leading edge IT platform.
“Optimal is emerging as a clear leader in the imaging industry,” said Mr. McDonough. “I’m excited to work with the board and executive team as we chart a course for continued growth in the rapidly changing imaging industry.”
About Optimal Radiology
Founded in 2005, Optimal Radiology is a national radiology practice comprised of more than 100 board-certified radiologists. Optimal works with hospitals and health systems around the country to transform imaging departments - providing the right combination of on-site physician coverage and around-the-clock subspecialty support. With the one of the nation's largest networks of subspecialized radiologists and an industry-leading technology platform designed to enhance quality and reduce turnaround times, Optimal's standards-based approach helps drive growth, ensure appropriateness, and elevate performance.