As part of ongoing efforts to provide convenient access to highly-coordinated patient care in Yuma, officials with Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) announced today a new partnership with Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare, the area’s leading provider of diagnostic imaging services.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome such a highly respected member of Yuma’s medical community into the YRMC family,” said Robert Trenschel, D.O., CEO of YRMC. “At YRMC, we are working to build a highly-integrated health system, in which our physicians and staff can provide superior care to patients across a broad array of important services. Bringing Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare into YRMC will help our community’s providers work more closely together to coordinate care, share important patient information and take a holistic approach to meeting patients’ healthcare needs.”
The announcement signifies another step forward in YRMC’s efforts to increase the level of integration the system can offer its patients in the Yuma community. Better coordination across the “continuum of care” – which includes all the care a patient receives from outpatient and inpatient settings, diagnostics, specialists, subspecialists and more – has been shown to improve care outcomes and patient experience.
Officials with YRMC also said the health system will ensure its newest employees have everything they need to meet patients’ needs, including continued investment in areas like staffing, facilities and technology.
“Across the course of our conversations, it became abundantly clear that the mission, vision and culture of YRMC align closely with what we have built at Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare,” said Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare CEO Mike Doukas. “By joining YRMC – with its established infrastructure and cutting-edge expertise – our doctors and staff will be able devote their time and attention toward what they do best: providing excellent care for patients. We are confident and excited about how this partnership will advance healthcare here in Yuma.”
As the organizations begin the integration process, Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare’s patient data and records will transition to YRMC’s electronic medical record (EMR), allowing for more efficient delivery of care to the entire Yuma community. This single EMR will enable secure, quick data-sharing among the staff at Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare and other YRMC providers and facilities.
For Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare patients, it will allow access to YRMC’s MyCare portal, an online tool where patients can manage health records, receive appointment reminders, review lab and imaging results and view medication and immunization history.
“Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare’s sterling reputation for patient service makes it the kind of patient-focused organization that aligns perfectly with YRMC,” said Bharat Magu, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of YRMC. “Our medical staff has worked closely with most of these doctors for many years, and today’s announcement allows us to strengthen that partnership even more. We look forward to working side-by-side to streamline the care delivery process and improve coordination of the high-quality care that YRMC is known for.”
Focused Imaging and Advanced Radiology Healthcare was founded in Yuma in 2002. Physicians and staff will continue to meet patients’ imaging needs at 2270 Ridgeview Drive in Yuma.