Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AIQ), a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, has been awarded the prestigious Exceeding Patient Expectations Award for 2010 by Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services. In addition to this year's achievement, Alliance earned the same award in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Only 5 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed by Avatar have received this award four years in a row. Commending Alliance, David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO of Avatar, said, "Exceeding a patient’s expectations reflects an inherent sense of compassion. Alliance has succeeded in its aim to put the needs of the patient first. I congratulate Alliance for winning Avatar’s Exceeding Patient Expectations Award." Paul S. Viviano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance HealthCare Services, stated, "It is an honor for Alliance HealthCare Services to have received this national award for the fourth consecutive year. As a customer-focused organization, Alliance’s mission is to deliver exceptional patient care to ensure the very best healthcare for those we serve. Earning this award is one of many important ways in which Alliance measures and improves upon this hallmark of success.” The Exceeding Patient Expectations Award is based on scores from anonymous surveys given to patients after their visit. Specific factors evaluated for the award include quality, reliability and personalization of care. About Alliance HealthCare Services Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Imaging division and radiation therapy through its Oncology division. With more than 2,300 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 46 states.
Alliance operates 559 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems. The Company is the nation's largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 136 locations across the country. Alliance also operates 35 radiation therapy centers, providing state-of-the-art treatment and care for cancer patients. For more information, visit www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.About Avatar Avatar, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. In addition to conducting surveys, Avatar also actively engages healthcare providers in process improvement, including training in service quality. Avatar serves healthcare organizations nationally, including small community hospitals, academic medical centers, large regional medical centers, integrated healthcare systems, long-term care and behavioral health organizations. For more information, visit www.avatar-intl.com.