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RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATES signs agreement with Preston Memorial Hospital

September 3, 2014

Fairmont, WV (September 3, 2014) — Radiological Physician Associates (RPA), a premier provider of professional radiology services, announces that they have been awarded the professional imaging services agreement with Preston Memorial Hospital, in Kingwood, West Virginia.

RPA delivers a full range of professional services primarily through their quality radiologists and an extensive web-based teleradiology system. “RPA’s organizational profile is outstanding”, said

Marsha Brown, Chief Technologist at Preston Memorial. “Previously I spent hours working on administrative issues that can now be dedicated to my fellow workers and our patients. If there is a question regarding an exam, it only takes one click and I can tell if something has been read or not, just a couple more clicks and I can have the report re-sent to the ordering physician office, or printed for the patient when appropriate. RPA really did it right when they put this system together.”

“Outsourcing our teleradiology system from an internal server based to an external cloud-based system was a difficult decision for RPA,” said Sam Merandi, Administrative Vice President. “Over the course of a year, we evaluated multiple vendors and following several site visits, AccelaRAD/NUANCE along with ThinAir Data, were the clear choices to handle our expansive teleradiology operations. We were very impressed with the AccelaRAD Management Team and their focused view on technology in the image sharing process.”

RPA was founded in 1968, covering one hospital in Fairmont, WV. As RPA began to grow they realized the necessity of teleradiology. True pioneers in the medical field, the RPA radiologists and staff initiated the tradition of utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and delivering top quality services to their customers, including being the first group in West Virginia to provide electronic diagnostic services to numerous outlying facilities.

“We are very excited to have RPA as part of the Preston Memorial family,” said Melissa Lockwood, CEO. “RPA is a quality group of radiologists and we look forward to a long term, win-win relationship in the years ahead. Their impact on the quality of care has been felt immediately and their implementation has been very efficient and effective.”

About RPA

Radiological Physician Associates (RPA XRAY) is comprised of 20 Board Certified Radiologists, providing professional diagnostic imaging services in north central West Virginia, since 1968. Currently, RPA services the radiology departments for 14 hospitals, 11 outpatient clinics, and 6 private physician offices. They provide services in large tertiary facilities, as well as small rural hospitals and clinics. RPAXRAY utilizes a web-based cloud teleradiology network that assists radiology departments, medical centers, outpatient facilities, and hospitals throughout the State of West Virginia.

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