NEWPORT BEACH, CA – November 5, 2016 – Alliance HealthCare Radiology (“Alliance Radiology”), a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), announced today that it has established a partnership with Sodexo Healthcare, a $23B Euro global organization, serving clients for a comprehensive asset management solution for imaging equipment.
“We are excited to partner with Sodexo, a company with broad market experience, strong financial performance, and a history of sustained growth over the last 50 years in the healthcare segment,” said Rich Jones, President of Alliance Radiology. “Our customers will benefit from this comprehensive program that goes well beyond the standard repair and maintenance program typically seen in our industry.”
To meet the asset maintenance needs of Alliance Radiology’s over 1,000 hospital customers, Sodexo will begin with a subset of Alliance Radiology imaging assets, and expand the partnership over the next several years to maintain and service the majority of the company’s fleet of over 500 imaging equipment assets, through an Alliance dedicated call center and nationwide team of Imaging Service Engineers. “We are excited to partner with an industry leading organization like Alliance,” said Daniel Bueschel, CEO, Healthcare East, Sodexo North America. “Sodexo’s Clinical Technology Management solution has a proven track record of driving efficiency, mitigating risk of equipment failure and reducing costs. We look forward to helping Alliance Radiology continue to deliver an exceptional level of service and care to their clients and patients.”
“We are partnering with Sodexo to create a fully integrated asset management lifecycle solution beyond the basic offering currently provided by the market,” explained Dale Hockel, Chief Operations Officer at Alliance Radiology. “This includes the total management of assets—from initial customer planning through end of life, with a strong focus on preventive maintenance. Maximizing asset uptime and extending the life of our assets brings value to our customers while delivering a remarkable experience to our shared patients.”
With over 30 years of industry experience, Alliance Radiology is the partner of choice for hundreds of hospitals and healthcare practices across the United States. Alliance Radiology is known for their patient care and satisfaction having earned Avatar International’s “Exceeding Patient Expectations” award every year since 2007.
Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations. Sodexo Healthcare provides quality of life services in 4,300 hospitals, across 34 countries, utilizing the depth and breadth of experience from more than 60,000 Sodexo Healthcare professionals. Our vast array of solutions address key healthcare issues including the patient experience in the US, equitable access in the UK, community services in Brazil and the Netherlands, and clinical technology management solutions in Thailand, among others.
About Alliance HealthCare Services
Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ) is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services to hospitals and providers. We also operate freestanding outpatient radiology, oncology and interventional services clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (“ASC”) that are not owned by hospitals or providers. Diagnostic radiology services are delivered through the Radiology Division (Alliance HealthCare Radiology), radiation oncology services are delivered through the Oncology Division (Alliance Oncology), and interventional and pain management services are delivered through the Interventional Division (Alliance Interventional). Alliance is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services, an industry-leading operator of fixed-site imaging centers, and a leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. As of September 30, 2016, Alliance operated 619 diagnostic radiology and radiation therapy systems, including 112 fixed-site radiology centers across the country, and 32 radiation therapy centers and SRS facilities. With a strategy of partnering with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 45 states, where approximately 2,400 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.