Alliance HealthCare Services Expands Relationship with Pinehurst Surgical

Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement Provides Comprehensive Imaging Services and Solutions to Largest Area Multi-Specialty Surgical Provider

Alliance HealthCare Services Expands Relationship with Pinehurst Surgical

<0> Alliance HealthCare ServicesHoward AiharaExecutive Vice President & CFO949-242-5300orPinehurst SurgicalPaul StetsonChief Operations Officer910-295-6831 </0>

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), a leading national provider of radiology and radiation therapy services, announced today that its subsidiary, Alliance Imaging, has expanded its current relationship with Pinehurst Surgical (“Pinehurst”), the largest surgical practice in the Pinehurst, North Carolina area.

Under the expanded agreement, Alliance Imaging will take over full operation of Pinehurst’s Imaging Department, including all imaging modalities and services, equipment, staffing, management, and providing reimbursement guidance. As part of the agreement, Alliance Imaging will hire the existing staff to ensure continued excellence in service and care. This expansion of the existing nine-year relationship means Alliance Imaging will provide Pinehurst patients with leading-edge MRI services for the next seven years, in addition to the jointly held MRI services that have been in place since August 2004.

“We knew we needed an experienced partner that could guide and manage our imaging program to maximize quality, cost-effective patient care, and promote operational efficiencies and effective asset utilization as we move forward with the Pinehurst Accountable Care Network,” stated Dr. Raymond Washington, President of Pinehurst Surgical. “We have had a productive and successful partnership with Alliance. Their pedigree of partnering successfully with hospitals and enhanced care delivery networks, along with their reputation for clinical excellence, made them a logical choice. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Alliance team to take Pinehurst’s imaging services to the next level.”

With more than 30 years of radiology expertise, Alliance provides the full-service, comprehensive imaging services hospitals and healthcare providers like Pinehurst Surgical need to run efficiently and effectively. In addition, Alliance provides Enhanced Value Services focused on capturing, tracking, analyzing, dissecting, and operationalizing key market insights, competitive intelligence, operational analytics, and referral practice patterns that providers want to help drive volume and revenue. Delivering the value and expertise today’s healthcare service providers need and want makes Alliance the preferred strategic partner for all aspects of their radiology service line.

“The expansion of our relationship with a premier healthcare provider organization like Pinehurst Surgical is a great example of our drive for growth through our Enhanced Value Proposition,” said Tom Tomlinson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Alliance HealthCare Services. “Building upon a foundation of core imaging services and our nine-

year relationship with the Pinehurst team, this collaborative partnership to provide both comprehensive imaging services and marketplace expertise will allow us to improve clinical quality and mitigate risk in this evolving healthcare industry environment.”

A division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Alliance Imaging is the largest provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the United States, focusing on MRI, PET/CT and CT. Distinguished by the strategy of partnering directly with hospitals and other healthcare providers, Alliance is committed to providing the best solution for each organization’s needs.

Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of radiology solutions and radiation therapy services, based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Imaging division and radiation therapy through its Oncology division. With approximately 1,800 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 44 states. Alliance operates 487 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems. The Company is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 127 locations across the country. Alliance also operates 28 radiation therapy centers, including 17 dedicated stereotactic radiosurgery facilities, many of which are operated in conjunction with local community hospital partners, providing treatment and care for cancer patients. With 17 stereotactic radiosurgery facilities in operation, Alliance is among the leading providers of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide.

Founded in 1946, Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Pinehurst Surgical offers a comprehensive staff of surgeons and other health care professionals trained in a wide variety of disciplines to meet all your medical needs. The medical specialties include: Audiology, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, General & Bariatric Surgery, Ophthalmology Surgery, Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgery, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Spine Surgery & Interventional Pain Management, Urologic Surgery, Vascular & Vein Care Surgery and Women's Care. Pinehurst Surgical also delivers attentive, specialized medical care in six additional locations in Laurinburg, Hamlet, Hoke, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and Troy—serving patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Asheboro, Fuquay-Varina, Siler City and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.