Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a new partnership with Southtowns Radiology Associates LLC, one of Western New York’s leading medical imaging and diagnostic radiology groups.
The partnership, which will take effect in early September, allows Southtowns Radiology to support the diagnostic imaging needs of Memorial patients at the medical center’s Summit Healthplex location and downtown Niagara Falls campus.
In addition, Dr. Mark D. Perry will continue his role as chief of diagnostic imaging for the Medical Center.
A press release noted, “Over the past year, Memorial’s diagnostic imaging department completed nearly 58,200 radiology procedures for patients. This includes over 3,000 mammography studies and more than 12,000 advanced imaging studies using computed tomography (CT Scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), further emphasizing the importance of this partnership for the Niagara community.”
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph Ruffolo said, “When there is partnership and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. By partnering with Southtowns Radiology, Memorial is emphasizing further our commitment to improving the health and wellness of the Niagara community.”
With over 20 board-certified radiologists on staff, Southtowns Radiology physicians provide expertise in the areas of breast imaging, cardiac imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology and pediatric imaging, as well as cancer staging, recurrence and metastasis studies.
Southtowns Radiology Associates President Dr. Paul Pizzella said, “Our practice has always focused on caring for people first and foremost. When a patient needs medical imaging, they are looking for answers to questions around their health. Our goal is to help them find those answers quickly and reliably. Our group of physicians is excited to work with the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. This is a growth opportunity for our practice but, more importantly, this partnership ensures continuity of care for patients and families in Niagara Falls and the surrounding communities.”
The partnership comes at a time when Memorial is campaigning to acquire a 3T MRI unit to be housed on the medical center’s 10th Street campus.
Hospital staff said, “The MRI Imaging Center of Niagara will provide patients across the region with equitable access to higher-quality scans, faster diagnosis, and early detection, of cancers and other diseases at treatable stages. In addition, the new unit will directly meet the need of increased volume of scans necessary to keep pace with demands from the community, which Memorial serves.”
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Southtowns Radiology is the third-largest medical imaging provider in Western New York, and is independently owned by physicians within the practice. With more than 20 board-certified radiologists, the practice reads nearly 500,000 screening and diagnostic imaging studies annually. In partnership with regionally based health systems across Western New York, the group provides radiology services for Catholic Health System and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital. Southtowns Radiology also operates nationally accredited outpatient imaging centers in Hamburg and Orchard Park. For more information, visit www.SouthtownsRadiology.com.