Orlando, Fla. (July 20, 2022) – Orlando Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization headquartered in Orlando, Fla., today announced that it will acquire Medical Center Radiology Group (MCRG) , whose board-certified radiologists interpret medical imaging for the healthcare system. The acquisition will further leverage the expertise of the radiology group and support continued investment in patient care. The acquisition will be effective on October 1.
“Orlando Health enjoys partnering with talented, high quality physicians,” said Sunil Desai, MD, president of Orlando Health Medical Group. “We are fortunate to have the Medical Center Radiology Group join our healthcare system. Their reputation as hard workers who think beyond themselves and strive for clinical excellence are qualities we look for in all of our physician partners. As Orlando Health continues to grow thoughtfully, we believe this acquisition will positively impact the lives of our patients for years to come.
Medical imaging plays an important role in health care, as it is necessary to establish a diagnosis, plan treatments and prevent future illnesses and injuries. In addition to improved delivery of imaging services due to the acquisition, Orlando Health patients who require these services will also benefit from consolidated billing, clinical standardization and group growth. to include a larger subspecialty, which will be aligned with the Orlando Health Medical Group and the subspecialties provided by its physicians.
The partnership between Orlando Health and MCRG began in 1949, when Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center was formerly known as Orange Memorial Hospital. With the acquisition, MCRG physicians and staff will become part of the Orlando Health team.
“The MCRG team is excited to fully integrate into the Orlando Health network,” said Dr. Nishith Patel, President of MCRG. “Our vision has always been to raise the standard of excellence in imaging, and this alignment will further advance our ability to positively impact the health of every person we serve in the community.”
About Orlando Health
Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8 billion in assets under management serving the southeastern United States.
Founded over 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized worldwide for Central Florida’s only Level 1 pediatric and adult trauma program, as well as the only accredited Level 2 adult trauma center by the state in the St. Petersburg region. It is home to the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the Southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of a training center for Olympic athletes and the operator of one of the largest and most successful clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its graduate medical education program is home to more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 10 award-winning hospitals, 9 hospital emergency departments and 7 stand-alone emergency rooms; rehabilitation departments, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory departments, wound treatment centers, adult and pediatric medical offices, skilled nursing facilities, patient behavioral health facility hospitalized, home care services in partnership with the LHC group and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,200 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties, have privileges in the Orlando health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served more than 160,000 inpatients and 3.6 million outpatients. During this same period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charitable care, community benefits programs and services, the community and more.
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