Bridgeport Hospital, a private, not-for-profit acute care hospital, has acquired radiology services provided at three locations of Robert D. Russo, MD and Associates Radiology in Bridgeport and Stratford, Conn., for an undisclosed sum.
According to the hospital’s press release, the move expands its outpatient offerings to include X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, bone density and other general radiology services. The hospital will also acquire Russo Radiology’s CT scans service at the Bridgeport location and an MRI service at one of the two Stratford locations later this summer.
The move is part of a larger objective of providing a full spectrum of outpatient and inpatient services all linked by one unified electronic health record. The three former Russo radiology locations will operate under the name Bridgeport Hospital Outpatient Radiology and will all implement the Epic electronic medical record system in September at the same time as the hospital’s main campus begins to use the Epic system.
Bridgeport Hospital is a member of the Yale New Haven Health System with Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Greenwich Hospital, and managed care network participant Westerly (R.I.) Hospital. According to its website, it has 383 licensed beds plus 42 beds licensed under Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, more than 2,600 employees, nearly 600 active attending physicians representing more than 60 subspecialties, and 235 medical/surgical residents and fellows in programs affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine.
Bridgeport Hospital has not operated off-campus outpatient imaging services before and the acquisition involves many Russo Radiology technical and administrative employees becoming Bridgeport Hospital employees. Some Russo Radiology physicians have retired and others will join the Yale School of Medicine Department of Diagnostic Radiology (YDR) under the leadership of Interim Chairman Rob Goodman, MD. They will continue to work at the new Bridgeport Hospital Outpatient Radiology sites.
“By partnering with an experienced and established provider of radiology services and contracting with the Yale School of Medicine for professional services, Bridgeport Hospital will ensure that the level of quality and service set by Russo Radiology will be maintained and enhanced,” says William M. Jennings, Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO, and Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System in the press release.