RICHMOND, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2012) — Saint Joseph Health System, a part of KentuckyOne Health, today acquired Richmond Open MRI, which began operation as Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center. The center is located off of the Eastern Bypass on Alycia Drive.
The Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center will provide the same level of services as the former Richmond Open MRI, a free-standing imaging center, including: open MRI, CT, PET, general X-Ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and bone density. It includes surface level parking and ground level access to patients.
Dr. Timothy Dineen, a board certificated radiologist with the former Richmond Open MRI, will join Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center as the onsite radiologist.
“It is our mission to provide highly quality care and convenient access to healthcare services close to home for our patients,” said Shelley Neal, vice president, KentuckyOne Health Ambulatory Services. “This new center will compliment the healthcare services currently available in Richmond and accommodate the needs of the community’s growing population.”
Within the past 12 months, KentuckyOne has aligned with primary care and specialty physicians in the Richmond community including:
Dr. Jessica Pennington – Family Practice
Dr. Asad Jadoon – Cardiology
Dr. Anil Harrison – Family Practice
Dr. Tony Smith – OB/GYN
These primary care, cardiovascular and specialty clinic offices are located nearby and will provide convenient access to diagnostic imaging services and coordinated care for patients in the Richmond area.
Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center will remain an independent testing facility and there will be no changes in the cost of services to patients or payors.
KentuckyOne Health historically has had a limited presence in the Richmond market, despite having healthcare services south of the city in Berea and north of the city in Lexington.
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System.