RIVERSIDE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/13 -- ONRAD, Inc., a full service radiology provider, announced the recent implementation of its newest, full-service hospital customer, Presence St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, IL. Through its engagement with Presence St. Mary's, ONRAD is providing on-site radiologists at both the hospital and its outpatient imaging locations, clinical leadership, and around the clock, final sub-specialty interpretations.
"It was clear from the outset of our discussions that ONRAD was well positioned to meet both the clinical and service needs of our medical staff and administration," stated Amy LaFine, CEO of Presence St. Mary's Hospital. "Their model of leveraging 24 hour access to sub-specialty interpretations, in conjunction with the placement of a permanent core of radiologists at our facilities, has quickly resulted in the increased utilization of imaging services, and strong clinical leadership within our department that has been well received by our patients and providers, and gives them the quality and attention they deserve."
"The addition of Presence St. Mary's Hospital is an excellent complement to the existing professional services already offered by ONRAD in the Chicago market," said Dave Willcutts, CEO of ONRAD. "With this hospital, we have not only added a valued new customer, but proven that our clinical depth and leadership remains a key driver in the formation and support of partnership opportunities with hospitals such as St. Mary's."
Farid Shafaie, MD, ONRAD's Regional Medical Director, serves as the primary point of contact for all administrative and clinical matters for professional services within the department. Presence St. Mary's Hospital is a 186 bed, Level II acute care facility located approximately 60 miles south of Chicago, IL.
ONRAD, Inc. is a full service radiology services provider headquartered in Riverside, CA. As a partner to its customers, ONRAD can complement and expand the radiology services already in place, or provide a more comprehensive full-service solution. The company provides on-site radiology, sub-specialty interpretations, after-hours teleradiology, RIS/PACS support, as well final and preliminary radiology reports. All studies are read by US-based, Board Certified radiologists. For more information, visit www.onlineradiology.com.
About Presence Health
Created in November 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. We offer more than 150 locations around the state, in communities large and small, so health care access is convenient. With 12 hospitals, 27 long-term care and senior living facilities, dozens of physician offices and health centers, home care, hospice, behavioral health services and more, we care for people in all stages of life. For more information, visit www.presencehealth.org