UNC REX Healthcare and Wake Radiology to Form New Partnership and Joint Venture
Patients will benefit from high quality, lower cost and specialized care closer to home
RALEIGH, N.C. January 10, 2017 – UNC REX Healthcare and Wake Radiology are creating a joint venture to combine the organizations’ outpatient imaging assets into a single entity, and forming a partnership to provide professional services at all UNC REX locations.
Joining forces will enable Wake Radiology and UNC REX to provide specialized inpatient and outpatient radiology imaging services for more patients, closer to home. In addition, patients will benefit from lower costs at UNC REX locations across Wake County.
“As hospital systems become more responsible for caring for populations of patients, Wake Radiology’s greater footprint allows UNC REX patients to have convenient access to highly specialized imaging services,” said Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX. “Wake Radiology has a long history of providing excellent imaging care in our community, and we are pleased to partner with them.”
Wake Radiology is the oldest and largest outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle. Its more than 50 radiologists are organized in clinical teams trained in specific subspecialties, reducing the need for duplicate imaging, and providing quick response times for referring physicians.
“As the health care landscape continues to evolve, we strive to enhance our ability to serve patients across our region with subspecialty radiology,” said Dr. Lyndon K. Jordan III, President and Managing Partner of Wake Radiology. “We look forward to co-developing high quality, value-based imaging services to the increasing number of patients at UNC REX facilities and throughout the area.”
About UNC REX Healthcare
For more than 120 years, UNC REX Healthcare has provided expert care for the Wake County community and surrounding areas. With more than 6,000 co-workers, UNC REX is a private, not-for-profit health care system and is a member of UNC Health Care. UNC REX provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh.
About Wake Radiology
Founded in 1953 by Albert M. Jenkins, MD, FACR, Wake Radiology is proud to be the oldest and largest outpatient imaging provider in the Triangle. Since then, Wake Radiology has expanded to include more than 50 radiologists at a dozen locations in Wake County and beyond. Wake Radiology has been first to introduce numerous methods of imaging as well as introducing subspecialized radiology to Wake County.
SOURCE: UNC REX Healthcare