MSU Health Care, Advanced Radiology Services announce new joint venture

MSU Health Care and Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Advanced Radiology Services (ARS) have announced the formation of a joint venture that will provide imaging services to the McLaren Greater Lansing health system.

The new entity—a nonprofit, limited-liability company—will be known as Spartan Radiology. MSU Health Care and ARS will each control one-half of Spartan Radiology.

“We are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of our subspecialty interpretations and our clinical programs and embrace a longstanding academic and educational mission,” Brian Fedeson, ARS president, said in a news release from Michigan State University (MSU). “Our radiologists produce university-level research and interface with students from three medical schools and numerous radiology and non-radiology residency training programs. We feel that MSU and ARS complement each other’s strengths and this partnership will allow Spartan Radiology to improve the health of every patient and institution we serve.”

“Through great synergy we have developed a world-class radiology department here at MSU that excels in clinical, educational and research efforts all focused upon improving the health of the patients we serve,” Andrea Amalfitano, dean of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in the same release. “MSU’s multiple strengths will now also serve as a foundational element alongside the ARS group in creating Spartan Radiology. This will be an outstanding next-generation effort to provide cutting-edge radiology services for our region.”

Forming such relationships throughout the state of Michigan has been a primary goal of MSU Health Care since the nonprofit’s creation back in August 2018.

“We created MSU Health Care so we can partner with health-related entities like ARS to easily foster high-quality, cost-efficient clinical services and increase research opportunities,” Norman Beauchamp Jr., chair of MSU Health Care, said in the news release.