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Upstate Carolina Radiology joins national group

Staff Report //January 7, 2020//

Upstate Carolina Radiology joins national group

Staff Report //January 7, 2020//

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Upstate Carolina Radiology has become a partner company with US Radiology Specialists.

US Radiology Specialists announced today that the new partnership with the physician-owned provider of diagnostic and interventional radiology services will elevate US Radiology's physician practice profile and strengthen its presence in South Carolina, according to a news release.

Founded in 1971, Upstate Carolina Radiology has grown to 31 radiologists performing 650,000 studies per year, the release said. It offers sub-specialty expertise in all areas of radiology, including mammography, neuro imaging, nuclear medicine and musculoskeletal radiology. The practice serves eight locations in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, including hospitals, outpatient imaging centers and medical centers.

Upstate Carolina Radiology also has partnerships with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. It also founded the Southern Vascular Institute and is the region's largest group of vascular and interventional radiologists, the release said

"UCR is a well-respected practice that has consistently delivered a high-quality standard for patient care for almost 50 years," John Perkins, CEO of US Radiology, said in the release. "Their strong relationships with hospital and clinical partners anchor their sub-specialized services and provide a firm foundation to meet the growing needs for radiology services in the Carolinas."

"US Radiology brings what we've been looking for in a partner for our future growth," said Dr. Jason Kelly, president of Upstate Carolina Radiology. "Their commitment to both superior patient care and local clinical autonomy supports what we want as physicians and provides what we need to advance our practice by providing infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and the necessary resources as the healthcare landscape continues to quickly evolve."

Coker Capital Advisors served as the financial adviser and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP provided legal counsel to Upstate Carolina Radiology for the transaction. Ropes & Gray LLP assisted for US Radiology.