100-year-old Oregon imaging practice joins Strategic Radiology's growing coalition

A nearly 100-year-old imaging practice in Portland, Oregon, is joining Strategic Radiology’s growing coalition of providers, the partners announced Wednesday.

Diagnostic Imaging Northwest’s history stretches back to the 1920s, with the 12-rad practice introducing its state’s first CT scanner and breast imaging center. All told, Strategic Radiology now includes 1,100 imaging physicians and 27 practices—aimed at sharing data, best practices, clinical expertise and some expenses, while allowing members to retain independence.

In an announcement, CEO and chair Arl Van Moore Jr. said that Diagnostic Imaging Northwest “brings a combination of excellent, quality-minded radiologists, a demonstrated willingness to collaborate and a commitment to Strategic Radiology’s core values.”

It also brings strong relationships with Legacy Health’s Good Samaritan subspecialty hospital in Portland, which operates an oncology center in tandem with Oregon Health and Science University. DINW additionally provides coverage for Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, Washington, with its radiologists serving as department medical directors at both hospitals.

Plus, they provide diagnostic mammography and breast biopsy services at a center operated by the Women’s Health Associates OB/GYN physician group, and participate in an accountable care organization with 2,500-plus doc members.

“Our philosophy of practice is to be an active and valued participant in our communities and the institutions where we provide care,” said Phillip Baker, MD, PhD, president of Diagnostic Imaging Northwest.

Just last month, Palmetto, Florida-based Strategic Radiology also added Gaston Radiology in North Carolina to its roster, Radiology Business reported.