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vRad and NightHawk to merge!

posted Sep 27, 2010, 7:47 AM by Matt Granger   [ updated Sep 27, 2010, 7:57 AM ]
After-hours radiology reading service providers Virtual Radiologic (vRad) and NightHawk have announced a merge.  Read their press release or FAQ.  Below is the customer notification that was issued:

vRad / NightHawk Merge

Dear vRad Client,

We have exciting news to share with you!  Today, we announced that vRad and NightHawk have agreed to merge. We expect the transaction to be finalized in several months, and upon completion the combined practice will be a private company, wholly owned by vRad. 

This is a challenging time in healthcare and for imaging, in particular. We are all faced with increasing demands to deliver the highest quality care in the most efficient manner possible. By combining the expertise and resources of vRad and NightHawk, we are creating an organization with broader resources to provide you with enhanced quality and service.   

NightHawk will bring to vRad additional depth in radiologists and subspecialists that will complement and broaden our suite of offerings supporting radiology practices and hospitals.  Like vRad, NightHawk has a reputation for delivering high quality patient care and has implemented robust quality assurance processes that track and measure quality metrics with industry-leading detail. 

Once the transaction is completed, our affiliated medical practice will be comprised of 325 radiologists, 75 percent of whom will be fellowship-trained subspecialists, ultimately helping to provide the highest quality patient care to you and the hospitals we serve on your behalf.  

This deeper set of radiology services will be delivered to you via the same vRad service and technology processes you use today. We do not expect any changes to the way we work together as a result of this transaction.

We understand that you will have many questions. While details remain to be finalized, we will do our best to share as much information as possible going forward. Most importantly, rest assured that our service commitment to you remains as it always has—focused on quality and reliability. In the meantime, we have linked to our press release and a FAQ that provide further specifics.                                                                          

We thank you for being a valued customer and look forward to continuing our partnership. 


Rob Kill
President and CEO