Lone Star merger creates mega rad practice

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Radiology Associates of Tarrant County (RATC), Southwest Imaging and Interventional Specialists (SIIS) and Grapevine Radiology Associates (GRA) have agreed to merge their respective radiology practices.

With headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, the new group will operate under the name Radiology Associates of North Texas and employ 110 board-certified radiologists and 260 additional medical and administration staff.

“The goal of this merger is to leverage the strengths of all three groups and give the combined group a critical mass of resources to meet the ever increasing expectations of patients and the medical community for quality medical care. In the current healthcare climate, it is likely that service demands will continue to increase and having a larger group allows for subspecialty depth and the financial strength to provide the highest level of service,” said RATC President John Queralt, MD.

RATC currently provides professional radiology interpretation services to 12 hospitals and 13 company-owned imaging centers in Tarrant County. The practice also provides professional radiology interpretation and imaging management services to a number of other healthcare providers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The merger with SIIS and GRA will add six hospitals and five imaging centers to the new entity providing expanded imaging services with a full range of subspecialty radiology coverage to patients, physicians and hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, RATC said.