Jeffrey Immelt joins Radiology Partners board of directors

Radiology Partners (RP) announced Tuesday, Feb. 20, that Jeffrey Immelt has joined its board of directors. Immelt is the former chairman and CEO of General Electric—he stepped down in 2017—and the current chairman of the board for athenahealth.

“As healthcare continues to leverage technology—including machine learning and artificial intelligence—to advance care, Radiology Partners is uniquely positioned to thrive over the long term,” Immelt said in a prepared statement. “I was attracted by RP’s single-specialty focus, dedication to delivering innovative value-based care, forward-thinking investments in technology and its commitment to developing and engaging outstanding physician leaders.”

“We are thrilled that Jeff has joined our board,” Rich Whitney, RP’s chairman and CEO, said in the same statement. “In addition to his experience leading one of the largest and most admired companies in the world, Jeff brings extensive healthcare experience, broad relationships within the healthcare industry and a passion for technology and innovation.”