Northeast Radiology and Housatonic Valley Radiological Associates (HVRA) are proud to announce that they will be merging operations effective August 3, 2015. The companies will continue operating under the Northeast Radiology name.
The integration of the practices will take advantage of the strengths of both organizations and will significantly improve access to high quality, affordable imaging services for patients in the greater Danbury and New Milford communities. “As part of our commitment to our patients, referring physicians, and the community, we will be making a multi-million dollar investment in our Danbury and New Milford imaging centers” said Dr. Howard Lee, MD, President of Northeast Radiology. He continued: “We will be making major investments to upgrade MRI, CT scan, 3D mammography, and ultrasound in the imaging centers. We also will be upgrading the IT infrastructure and facilities to improve the patient experience and to enhance ease of access and service for our patients and referring physicians.”
The decision to merge operations was prompted by recent changes in the healthcare system as well as the shared core values of the practices. “Frankly, this is something that we should have done a long time ago.” said Dr. Conrad Ehrlich, the President of HVRA who will be joining Northeast Radiology. “This will allow us to more effectively compete in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, and better serve the community” continued Dr. Ehrlich. Following the merger, Northeast Radiology will feature the most advanced independent imaging centers in the region.
There will be a significant increase in services offered and hours of operation in both the New Milford and Danbury imaging centers. Patients will have access to the full suite of imaging services, including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, mammography (and 3D mammography), DEXA bone mineral densitometry, x-ray and image-guided biopsy at both locations. Hours will also be expanded to include early morning, evening and weekend appointments.
The physicians, managers, and staff of Northeast Radiology have taken pledges to Radiology Cares™, an organization committed to putting patients first. Northeast Radiology offers Results Now™, where patients can get their preliminary results before they leave the office. “We have modeled our entire practice on medical excellence and compassionate care,” says Dr. Lee. In addition to its commitment to high quality, patient-focused imaging, Northeast Radiology also offers significant savings for patients with or without insurance. Common radiology procedures done at hospitals can cost hundreds and even thousands more for the exact same test. Hospital radiologists often bill an extra reading fee on top of the price of the imaging study. There is never a separate reading fee at Northeast Radiology’s outpatient facilities.
About Northeast Radiology
Northeast Radiology is a private, physician owned, practice headquartered in Brewster, NY. Northeast Radiology was founded in 1996 with the core mission of delivering high quality imaging, patient service and value. Northeast Radiology operates imaging centers in Danbury and Southbury, CT as well as Brewster and Mount Kisco, NY. All of Northeast Radiology’s physicians are board certified with subspecialty fellowship training. More information is available online at www.nerad.com or by calling 888-778-6200.
About Housatonic Valley Radiology Associates
Housatonic Valley Radiology Associates (HVRA) was founded in 1978. HVRA is headquartered in Danbury, CT and operates imaging centers in Danbury and New Milford, CT. Dr. Conrad Ehrlich, the President of HVRA, will be joining Northeast Radiology physician’s staff following the merger.