About Alliance HealthCare ServicesAlliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. We also operate freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional services clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers ("ASC") that are not owned by hospitals or providers. Diagnostic radiology services are delivered through the Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology), radiation oncology services are delivered through the Oncology Division (Alliance Oncology), and interventional and pain management services are delivered through the Interventional Services Division (Alliance Interventional). Alliance is the nation's largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services, an industry-leading operator of fixed-site imaging centers, and a leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. As of June 30, 2016, Alliance operated 621 diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy systems, including 112 fixed-site radiology centers across the country, and 34 radiation therapy centers and SRS facilities. With a strategy of partnering with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 45 states, where approximately 2,400 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.
Alliance HealthCare Radiology (Alliance Radiology), a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), announced today a partnership with Signature Healthcare to offer expanded MRI, scheduling, prior authorization and marketing services. In addition to services available at Brockton Hospital and Liberty Street, both Signature Healthcare centers in Brockton, Alliance is committed to providing cost effective, high quality outpatient alternatives. "Our partnership with Alliance has grown significantly from the first mobile MRI service 18 years ago," said Jim Papadakos, Chief Financial Officer of Signature Healthcare. "Our continued partnership will further establish a reputation of high quality MRI services truly making a difference in the lives of our patients." As part of this 8-year contract extension, Alliance Radiology will continue to operate the 3T MRI available at Signature Healthcare's Liberty Street location and the 1.5T Wide-bore MRI at Brockton Hospital. Alliance will also provide best-in-class marketing, centralized scheduling and prior authorization services as part of its strategy to provide a full suite of services to hospital customers. "It's critical to have efficient and effective processes in place to get patients on the schedule quickly," said Rich Jones, President of Alliance Radiology. "In order to maximize patient capacity, we continuously evaluate market opportunities and look to provide quality, cost-effective alternatives for patients with high-deductible medical plans." With over 30 years of industry experience, Alliance Radiology is the partner of choice for hundreds of hospitals and healthcare practices across the United States. Alliance Radiology is known for their patient care and satisfaction, having earned Avatar International's "Exceeding Patient Expectations" award every year since 2007. About Signature Healthcare Signature Healthcare is a multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, which is made up of more than 150 physicians practicing in 13 ambulatory locations. Signature Medical Group acts as a patient's medical home, working with them to coordinate all their healthcare needs, as well as provide access to evidence based patient care and education and self-management support. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. We are an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score "A" rating by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, being named to the 2015 Harvard Pilgrim Hospital and Physician Group Honor Rolls as well as winning a Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. MySignatureCare.org