CVPHpurchases CV Open MRI

PLATTSBURGH - CVPH Medical Center has purchased Champlain Valley Open MRI from Soteria Imaging Services of Louisville, Ky. The facility, located at 118 Consumer Square, had closed for minor renovations as per an agreement with the New York State Department of Health, and reopened Feb. 7

CVPH president and chief executive officer Stephens Mundy said Soteria Imaging Services, the parent company of Champlain Valley Open MRI approached the medical center last summer about acquiring its Plattsburgh facility.

"We were pleased that Soteria sought our involvement and are most excited that we are able to extend our diagnostic capabilities by acquiring this resource," Mundy said.

Mundy indicated that plans are to maintain the business at its present location with few changes.

"They have done an excellent job running a business that has had a high degree of customer satisfaction from both patients and referring physicians. Our goal is to do our best to sustain or increase that level of satisfaction," said Mundy.

He did note one advantage of having Open MRI as part of CVPH will be the immediate electronic access to the images by local physicians. The digital images will become part of patients' medical records.

As a nonprofit hospital, CVPH had to file and be granted a certificate of need by the New York State Department of Health. The Department of Health approved the purchase pending repair work to the facility and that the name be changed to CVPH Open MRI.

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