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WYOMING, MICH. (June 7, 2017) Metro Health–University of Michigan Health has signed physician-led Foundation Radiology Group to provide all patient imaging services. The 208-bed acute care teaching hospital serving Kent County and the surrounding Grand Rapids area will make the transition to Foundation Radiology for medical imaging services beginning July 1.

Foundation Radiology provides onsite imaging leaders supported by a team of radiologists with expertise across subspecialties and imaging modalities available at all hours.

“In order to continue to provide the high quality of care our patients expect and deserve, we are pleased to forge this relationship with Foundation Radiology Group,” said Mike Faas, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health president and CEO. “In our partnership, we are pleased to provide 24/7, 365 day interventional and neurointerventional coverage, as well as on-site radiologists for our patients. As Metro continues to grow, we will be ready to support that growth.”

“Foundation Radiology and Metro Health share a common mission of putting patient well-being at the center of all we do,” says Foundation CEO Richard Vance, MD.  “We’re looking forward to working closely with all the physicians, hospital staff and the communities that Metro Health serves.”

Foundation pioneered its “hybrid” radiology model in 2007 and has implemented it in more than 30 health systems, academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks.  “We call it an academy at your fingertips. Having boots-on-the-ground radiologists offering onsite leadership along with on-demand, subspecialist care available every minute of the day is radically different,” says, Chief Medical Officer, James Backstrom, MD. “When you have 100% of critical findings delivered in under 20 minutes with more accurate diagnoses – you’re not only supporting the growth of hospital centers of excellence, you are saving lives.”

Its focus on value-based care and improving quality has fueled the significant growth of Foundation as one of the nation’s largest radiology organizations. Vance reported this week the physician-founded company has doubled revenue in the past three years.

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About Metro Health

University of Michigan Health – An award-winning leader in community healthcare, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health serves more than 250,000 patients annually from across West Michigan – and beyond. In addition to its 208-bed hospital — which provides a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services — Metro Health – University of Michigan Health has a growing number of neighborhood outpatient centers and offices throughout West Michigan, as well as a community clinic for the underserved and a student health clinic on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

With more than 500 physicians on staff, Metro Health provides a growing number of specialty health services, including cancer treatment, heart and vascular, neurology, pulmonology and others. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the work of the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, Live Healthy community outreach classes and educational programs and more. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like us on Facebook/MetroHealth.

About Foundation Radiology Group

Foundation Radiology Group, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Penn., is a trusted advisor for integrated delivery networks, community hospitals, academic medical centers and local radiologists. With highly referenceable clients across a 10-state region, our fully integrated radiology solutions platform combines onsite local radiologists and subspecialty services of a highly-trained physician team. Foundation’s more than 90 radiologists are all US-based providers. We offer expertise in every subspecialty.  Our radiology team is available for consults day and night and delivers final reads 24/7/365.  Foundation is the first multi-institutional radiology group accredited by The Joint Commission. @FoundationRadiologyGroup  @foundationrad

Metro Health Hospital Contact: Jennifer Hoff
Office (616) 252-5033, Mobile (616) 690-5153

Foundation Radiology Group Contact:  Janet Abbott



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