Updated: January 6, 2013 9:38AM
Last week, Rush-Copley announced it had acquired a radiology practice with two locations, including Joliet and at 4355 Montgomery Road, Naperville. According to the hospital’s website, the recently acquired Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging includes four radiologists on staff, including two who work for Rush-Copley.
Officials at Edward Hospital said the acquisition was unknown to them initially.
“We still have the most comprehensive imaging care anywhere in the region,” said Brian Davis, Edward’s vice president of marketing. “Most people want seamlessness in their health care, which means that their doctors, their medical records, and everything else are all under the same banner, which, in our case, is the Edward Medical Group.”
The acquisition suggests that some patients who had been receiving services from the Edward group might be referred or choose to go to a more convenient location. Davis said there was no other comment from Edward, other than “we have patients who have sought imaging services outside the network before.”
The acquisition occurred in early September, but Rush-Copley public relations coordinator Courtney Satlak said it was general practice not to publicize things of this nature.
“Hospitals are involved in acquisitions all the time,” she said. “This isn’t the kind of thing we always publicize.”
Satlak said the merger between Rush-Copley and the Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging will provide more convenient service for patients.
“This is a relationship between two well-known and highly respected providers who believe that working together will improve access and convenience as well as provide more choices for imaging and diagnostic services for patients throughout the area,” she said.
No purchase price for the acquisition was available.