This acquisition will further enhance the healthcare system’s delivery of medical imaging, which plays a significant role in disease management.
Orlando, FL (July 20, 2022) – Orlando Health, a non-profit healthcare organization headquartered in Orlando, Fla., today announced 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 the ongoing investment in patient care. The acquisition will be effective October 1.
“Orlando Health enjoys partnering with high quality and talented physicians,” said Sunil Desai, MD, president, Orlando Health Medical Group. “We are fortunate to have Medical Center Radiology Group join our health system. Their reputation as hard workers who think beyond themselves and strive for clinical excellence are attributes we look for in all of our physician partners. As Orlando Health continues to thoughtfully grow, we believe this acquisition will positively impact the lives of our patients for years to come.”
Medical imaging plays a significant role in healthcare as it’s required for making diagnosis, planning treatments, and preventing future illness and injury. In addition to an enhanced delivery of imaging services because of the acquisition, Orlando Health patients who require these services will also benefit from consolidated billing, clinical standardization, and the growth of the group to include greater subspecialization—which will be in alignment with the Orlando Health Medical Group and the subspecialties its physicians provide.
The partnership between Orlando Health and MCRG began in 1949, when Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center was previously known as Orange Memorial Hospital. With the acquisition, MCRG physicians and staff will become Orlando Health team members.
“The team at MCRG is excited about fully integrating into the Orlando Health network,” stated Dr. Nishith Patel, president of MCRG. “Our vision has always been to elevate the standard for imaging excellence, and this alignment will further advance our ability to make a positive impact on the health of each and 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 of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.
Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of 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 an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 10 award-winning hospitals, 9 hospital based ERs, and 7 free-standing emergency rooms; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with 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 across 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 that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.orlandohealth.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.