Desert Radiology Opens Two New Outpatient Imaging Facilities
LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, opens two new diagnostic imaging facilities today in Las Vegas and Henderson. With the opening of these two locations, Desert Radiology now operates a total of 11 outpatient imaging facilities in Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Henderson.
Desert Radiology Appears on Radiology Business Journal's 2018 "Radiology 100"
LAS VEGAS (November 19, 2018) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, has been recognized as the No. 24 largest private radiology practice in the U.S. by Radiology Business Journal. The imaging company has been on the publication's "Radiology 100" list for 11 years and moved up nine spots from 2017, where they ranked No. 33 out of 100 radiology practices.
Desert Radiology CIO Paul Smith Named in Las Vegas Top Tech Exec Awards
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2018) – The eight annual Las Vegas Top Tech Exec Awards, a collaboration between Cox Business and VEGAS INC, recognize Southern Nevadans who are helping shape the future before our very eyes. These are people who are often on call 24-7, asked to solve problems that may never have happened before in a rapidly evolving industry.
Desert Radiology Supports Southern Nevada Students Going Back to School
LAS VEGAS (August 10, 2018) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, continues its mission to give back and help local communities. The imaging company donated nearly 300 backpacks and school supplies to students who attended the organization’s annual “Operation Backpack” event, hosted at City Impact Center.
New Diagnostic Imaging Facility Opens in Henderson
LAS VEGAS (Aug. 13, 2018) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, opened a new outpatient-based imaging facility at 3175 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 130, today in Henderson, Nevada. This is the company’s ninth location, and second in Henderson. The new 5,000-square-foot imaging facility will provide greater access to diagnostic imaging services for patients across Southern Nevada.
Vegas Inc.'s Health Care Quarterly Recognizes Five Radiologists from Desert Radiology as "Top Docs for 2018"
LAS VEGAS (June 6, 2018) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging center, has won numerous awards for outstanding medical excellence over the 50+ years it has been servicing communities of Southern Nevada. This month, their list of accolades became even longer when Vegas Inc.’s Health Care Quarterly recognized five of the center’s radiologists as Top Docs for 2018.
Winning doctors included Dr. Rajneesh Agrawal, Dr. Paul Bandt, Dr. Ashkok Gupta, Dr. Steve Topham, and Dr. Alan Weissman, causing Desert Radiology to dominate the award’s Radiology category.
Vegas Inc.’s Health Care Quarterly determines which physicians make the Top Docs list by tapping the power of unbiased referrals. Every year, 6,000 doctors, dentists, and medical professionals in the Southern Nevada area are anonymously surveyed about which of their peers they would highly recommend in a given set of specialties. The thousands of answers are tallied and compiled into a list of the top names in each category.
“Our mission is to stay on the cutting edge of radiology so that we can best serve our community,” says Matthew T. Grimes, COO of Desert Radiology. “Health Care Quarterly is a trusted name in our industry and we are honored to have made the list and that so many of our peers would refer their patients to us.”
In the medical industry, trusted referrals are revered as the best resource for making an informed decision when choosing a doctor. Certainly, referrals from a patient’s friends and family members are an excellent way to navigate choices, but even more powerful are referrals from other trusted physicians that understand the complexities of quality patient care.
“Being named as a 2018 Top Doc is certainly a testament to our excellent radiologists who are continuously raising the bar when it comes to quality patient care,” says Richard E. Bodager, CEO of Desert Radiology. “We look forward to more great years of collaboration with each of them.”
Desert Radiology Named Official Imaging Partner for the Las Vegas Aces
LAS VEGAS (June 04, 2018) – Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, was named the official imaging partner for the Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas’ first major professional basketball team today. Under the agreement, Desert Radiology will provide diagnostic care to the team administering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-rays and CTs scans as well as other services, as needed.
“We aim to support our players and provide access to the best medical care in Southern Nevada,” said Bill Laimbeer, Las Vegas Aces President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach. “Desert Radiology shares our commitment to care for people and to support the community.”
The partnership with the Las Vegas Aces furthers Desert Radiology’s long-standing commitment of supporting professional and minor league sports and collegiate athletics. The diagnostic imaging company recently announced partnerships with the Las Vegas Lights Club (FC) and the Vegas Golden Knights. Additionally, Desert Radiology has similar partnerships with the Las Vegas 51s and the athletic department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“This sponsorship reiterates our ongoing commitment to the Southern Nevada community,” said Richard Bodager, Chief Executive Officer of Desert Radiology. “We’re honored to be able to provide quality diagnostic care to the talented players of the Las Vegas Aces.”
Desert Radiology has eight outpatient locations and serves 12 hospitals and is home to 70 radiologists and 400 support personnel throughout Southern Nevada. The Aces will become the second major professional sports team in Las Vegas, following the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.
National Doctors Day
Part of what makes the Las Vegas medical community so special is the tireless dedication of our local doctors, nurses, and support staff to the health and well-being of our community as a whole. On the job, you put your patients first and provide world-class medical care that truly changes life. Outside of work, many of you lend a helping hand to the amazing local organizations who strive to offer invaluable services and resources to those who need it most. And we just want to say, thank you.
Thank you for all that you do to make Southern Nevada a better place for all of us. It is our great honor to be part of such an outstanding local network of healthcare providers. We want you to know that we take our role within the community every bit as seriously as you do. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook to look at some of the inspiring projects and initiatives that our dedicated team has helped to tackle recently. Visit our Facebook page today! #WeAreDR
Las Vegas Lights FC Announces Partnerships with Desert Radiology, UMC
LAS VEGAS (March 13, 2018) – The Las Vegas Lights Football Club (FC) is proud to announce partnerships with Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for 50 years, and UMC, home to the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, for the 2018-2019 season.
Under the partnership agreements, Desert Radiology will be the official imaging partner for the team, and UMC will serve as the Lights FC’s official hospital and official emergency medical care partner. Both partners will collaborate to provide quality care to players.
“We are proud to welcome Desert Radiology and UMC as key partners within our first-class Lights FC medical team,” said Brett Lashbrook, Las Vegas Lights FC Owner and CEO. “We always aim to be supporting our hard-working players with access to the best medical care that can be found in Southern Nevada.”
Desert Radiology has eight outpatient locations and serves 12 hospitals and is home to 70 radiologists and 400 support personnel throughout Southern Nevada. Desert Radiology has similar partnerships with the Las Vegas 51s and the athletic department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2017, Desert Radiology also became the Official Imaging Partner of the Vegas Golden Knights.
“We’re proud to partner with the Las Vegas Lights FC for their inaugural season and welcome them to our incredible city,” said Richard Bodager, Chief Executive Officer of Desert Radiology. “We’re honored to be able to provide quality diagnostic care to their talented players and this sponsorship reiterates our ongoing commitment to the Southern Nevada community.”
UMC provides a wide range of exclusive and specialized health care services to community members and visitors in Southern Nevada. In addition to being home to the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, UMC also offers the state’s only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation.
“UMC’s world-class team offers Nevada’s highest level of care, and we take tremendous pride in extending this care to the Las Vegas Lights FC,” said UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “As a community-focused organization that has served Southern Nevada since 1931, UMC remains committed to supporting the organizations that make Las Vegas such an amazing place to live.”
The UMC Trauma Center serves as a valuable asset to community members, visitors, and residents of nearby states. Serving patients in a 10,000-square-mile-area, the UMC Trauma Center provided care to approximately 12,000 patients in 2017.
From advanced robotic surgery to cutting-edge wireless pacemakers, UMC also remains committed to offering the latest breakthroughs in medical technology.
The partnerships with Desert Radiology and UMC are further fulfillment of Lights FC’s Local Promise, as the club strives to establish roots and relationships with partners who have a similar vision of making Southern Nevada a stronger community every day. Lights FC’s Local Promise has already made several significant imprints within the community, from the introduction of the $5 Kick Back Program to the signing of six players with local Las Vegas roots to the club’s 2018 preseason roster.
Desert Radiology Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
Desert Radiology, a premier diagnostic imaging company that has served Southern Nevada for over 50 years, has been designated once again as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely® and Image Gently®.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.