Vista Radiology

Vista Named Exclusive Radiology Provider at Jellico Community Hospital

KNOXVILLE, TNVista Radiology, P.C. became the exclusive radiology services provider at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tenn., on Friday, February 1. 

A 54-bed nonprofit hospital operated under the direction of the Adventist Health System, the acute care facility has provided quality healthcare to the Jellico community since 1974. The new partnership with Vista significantly expands patient services while enhancing medical technology offered by the hospital.

“We welcome Vista radiology to our region of upper East Tennessee,” said Erik Wangsness, Jellico Community Hospital CEO.

Jellico Community Hospital becomes Vista’s eleventh hospital in which it provides radiology services, the tenth in East Tennessee.  Vista Radiology President Daryl Harp, M.D. said “Vista is excited to serve the people of Jellico and we look forward to getting to know them better.”

Aaron Shoopman Named Vista Radiology’s New Administrator

KNOXVILLE, TN Aaron Shoopman, CPA, has been named administrator at Vista Radiology, the largest and most sub-specialized radiology practice inEast Tennessee.

As the former chief financial officer for East Tennessee Heart Consultants, Inc., he was responsible for the management and financial operations of that 26-provider physician practice.

Shoopman has 16 years of financial experience in managerial positions ranging from controller/CFO to executive director with several large medical organizations in Knoxville. He is a University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting.

“Aaron has extensive experience in the physician practice field dealing with a multitude of healthcare operations and managed care providers. We’re delighted he has joined our team,” said Daryl Harp, M.D., Vista Radiology president.

Eric M. Nyberg, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

Knoxville, Tenn.—Board certified diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist Eric M. Nyberg, M.D., is joining Vista Radiology following his fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he was a neuro-interventional clinical instructor.

He will practice in Knoxville alongside vascular/neuro-interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, M.D., enhancing and expanding Vista Radiology’s neuro-interventional specialty.

After completing his residency in diagnostic radiology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Dr. Nyberg completed a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver. He remained inDenverfor an additional neuro-interventional fellowship at InterMountain Neurosurgery at St. Anthony Central Hospital.

Nyberg received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine inCleveland,Ohio, and his undergraduate degree fromBucknellUniversityinLewisburg,Pa.He is certified by the American Board of Radiology to perform diagnostic radiology and is a member of the American Societyof Neuroradiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery.

Jason Daniel Joins Vista Radiology as IT Manager

Knoxville,Tenn.—Jason Daniel has joined Vista Radiology, P.C., as information technology manager.

            Prior toVista, he was employed by Southeastern Retina Associates as the director of IT, overseeing its technological needs in 24 offices throughout five states. While at SRA, Daniel reduced IT costs while improving the company’s technological efficiency. Before his work at SRA, he was a network engineer for Answer Financial Inc. inOak Ridge,Tenn.

Daniel graduated summa cum laude and as class valedictorian from ITT Technical Institute with an associate’s degree of applied science in computer networking and systems technology.

Vista Radiology partnering with Greensboro Radiology

Vista Radiology partnering with Greensboro Radiology

for radiology coverage at two N.C. hospitals

Randolph Hospital and Morehead Memorial Hospital

Knoxville, Tenn.–  Vista Radiology, East Tennessee’s largest and most sub-specialized radiology practices is partnering for after-hours coverage with Greensboro Radiology, the leading diagnostic imaging provider in the Piedmont Triad area ofNorth Carolinaemploying 45 board certified radiologists. 

Initially, Vista will be supplementing in-house coverage atRandolphHospitalinAsheboro,N.C.andMoreheadMemorialHospitalinEden,N.C.  The twoNorth Carolinahospitals are Vista Radiology’s second and third teleradiology service expansions outside the state ofTennesseein less than a month.

Charles McRae, M.B.A., Vista Radiology administrator, said, “Vista Radiology and Greensboro Radiology are partnering for after-hours night coverage, beginning at Morehead and Randolph hospitals, in an effort to offer the best turnaround and highest quality service to patients, referring physicians and hospitals.  We hope to expand this collaborative arrangement to additional hospitals in the future.”

Vista began its first out-of-state contract July 5 withAdvancedHealthcareMedicalCenterinEllington,MO, followed two weeks later by providing after-hours imaging services atJamestownRegionalMedicalCenter,Jamestown,Tennessee.

A 145-bed hospital, Randolph Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services including maternity, emergency, home health, intensive care, medical/surgical, rehabilitation and wellness. With 108 acute-care beds and 134 long-term care beds, Morehead Memorial Hospital is home to inpatient and day hospital services, a state-of-the-art emergency department, a birthing center, a nursing center, and a cancer treatment center.  Vista’s expertise enhances both hospitals’ diagnostic imaging services.

Vista Radiology Is After-Hours Provider at Jamestown Regional Medical Center

KNOXVILLE, TENN.– Vista Radiology, P.C. is the after-hours digital imaging services provider at Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, TN, beginning this week.

An 85-bed hospital operated by Health Management Associates, Inc., the medical center inFentressCountyis fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.Vista’s expertise supplements the hospital’s digital imaging services, which include basic radiography, digital fluoroscopy, CT, nuclear medicine and ultrasound, according to Samuel Feaster, M.D., Vista Radiology president.

“Our after-hours teleradiology service brings an advanced level of care to the hospital’s 24-hour emergency, inpatient and outpatient services,” Feaster said.

JamestownRegionalMedicalCenterbecomes Vista’s eleventh hospital in which it provides radiology services, the tenth in East Tennessee.

Vista Radiology Exclusive Provider at Advanced Healthcare Medical Center

Knoxville, Tenn.– Vista Radiology, P.C. will be the exclusive radiology provider at Advanced Healthcare Medical Center in Ellington, MO, beginning July 5, 2011.

A 25-bed privately-owned, for profit hospital, Ellington is a critical access facility providing general medical  care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. Vista Radiology will also provide radiology interpretations for Advanced Healthcare’s six provider-based rural health clinics around Ellington and Poplar Bluff, MO.  Paula Harris, CEO/Administrator at the medical center, said the innovative web-based technology and resources that Vista brings “will make this a win-win for our community.”

One clear advantage of the partnership is Vista’s 24-hour, seven-days a week radiological services, which in turn will enhance emergent patient care in the medical center’s emergency room, according to Samuel Feaster, M.D., Vista Radiology president.

“Vista has established a high-speed fiber optic connection to the medical center and now can offer immediate subspecialty radiology coverage for its imaging needs,” Feaster said. “Vista’s ongoing technology infrastructure investment, combined with fast, reliable Internet connections, now enables Advanced Healthcare Medical Center’s physicians to treat its patients on a level previously unavailable.”

The Ellington area medical center becomes Vista Radiology’s tenth hospital in which it provides radiology services. Charles McRae, M.B.A., Vista administrator, said the arrangement also marks a significant milestone as Vista’s first teleradiology expansion outside the state of Tennessee.

“As our practice rapidly expanded geographically over the last few years, word has spread that we’ve become experts in meeting the stringent turn-around, communication and quality standards demanded in an acute-care setting.  We support our hospital partners with cost-effective strategies and round-the-clock support, making a positive impact toward managing their costs,” he said.

“They can access a larger array of medical technology through us, improving patient care and radiology protocols. For example, we will be Advanced Healthcare Medical Center’s software provider for its Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS),” McRae said.

PACS is a medical imaging system which stores, retrieves, distributes and presents medical images in an independent format. The images are stored on computers or networks to replace hard copies. PACS affords a clear advantage to hospitals through its ability to improve workflow, reduce time and costs, and provide an easily accessible way for physicians to view images, especially when time is an important factor.

While Vista Radiology’s Sidney C. Roberts, III, M.D., will lead his group’s collaboration with Advanced Healthcare Medical Center, physicians at the Missouri facility also can request remote consultations from any of Vista’s fellowship trained sub-specialists.