Strategic Radiology adds 70-year-old North Carolina imaging practice

Strategic Radiology—a growing coalition of independent imaging providers—just added a North Carolina practice that’s been around since 1949 to its roster of members. 

Richard Herring, MD, President, Gaston Radiology
Richard Herring, MD, President, Gaston Radiology

Gaston Radiology is the 28th provider to join the Palmetto, Florida-based company, adding 18 physicians into its fold. Leaders said access to new technology and peer radiologists across the country were both top-of-mind for the practice, based in Gastonia, North Carolina, a western suburb of Charlotte.

“Staying at the forefront of quality and innovation to provide the best level of patient care has always been our guiding principle,” Richard Herring, MD, president of Gaston Radiology, said in a statement. “We are excited to work with other like-minded groups within Strategic Radiology’s coalition to strengthen our clinical and business practices even further.”

The physician group provides 24/7 imaging services in subspecialties including cardiothoracic, abdominal, interventional, musculoskeletal, mammography, neuroradiology and nuclear medicine. It also delivers radiology services for the Gastonia-based CaroMont Health and its 435-bed hospital, and staffs two outpatient imaging centers, according to an announcement.

This is the third North Carolina addition for Strategic Radiology, following another partnership with the Tar Heel State’s oldest practice last year—more than 100-year-old Mecklenburg Radiology Associates in Charlotte. CEO Arl Van Moore Jr, MD, said Gaston Radiology had “all the hallmarks” of the Florida company’s typical partners, including its commitment to quality, service excellence and independence.