Barnwell County Hospital Selects New Radiology Services Partner

BARNWELL, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnwell County Hospital (BCH) announced today that it has partnered with Radisphere, the national radiology group that is defining quality standards in radiology. Radisphere will work closely with BCH’s medical staff to support the best patient care possible.

Radiology is important to physicians because it is often the starting point of patient care. The partnership with Radisphere provides BCH’s medical staff with access to high-quality final reports 24/7/365.

“After a thorough evaluation of many radiology providers, we selected Radisphere because of its strong commitment to quality interpretations and its clinical expertise,” said Mary Valliant, CEO for BCH. “Both administration and the medical staff were impressed with Radisphere’s delivery model because it meets our requirements of helping to improve the patient care experience and controlling spending without sacrificing quality.”

“Radisphere’s commitment to delivering fast and accurate final reports improves the level of care we can offer our patients,” said Verston Service, MD, Medical Director of BCH’s Emergency Department. “Another benefit of the partnership with Radisphere is our ability to have real-time consultations with subspecialty radiologists, which expands the scope of clinical expertise we provide to patients.”

Radisphere employs veteran radiologists with expertise in a range of areas including emergency department radiology, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, women’s imaging, and nuclear medicine. All of Radisphere’s radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and are located in the United States. Radisphere requires their radiologists to have three-to-five years of experience that include:

  • Academic and/or fellowship experience
  • Clear motivation to focus exclusively on their subspecialty area
  • Interpreting an average of 10,000 to 15,000 cases annually to maintain their expertise

“In this era of healthcare reform, BCH realizes it must provide standards-based radiology that will increase the level of accountability to satisfy medical staff requirements and effectively treat patients,” said Radisphere’s Co-founder Peter Franklin, MD. “Imaging is a significant clinical and cost component of most major diseases, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to obesity and stroke. A strong radiology partner at the start of the treatment process helps physicians make more informed diagnoses so that they can provide the highest quality of care to their patients as efficiently as possible.”

About Radisphere

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Radisphere ( is a national radiology group that is defining the way quality in radiology is delivered to community hospitals and systems. With more than 30 exclusive hospital contracts in 12 states and 150 radiologists, Radisphere is the fifth-largest and fastest-growing radiology group in the country. Its local radiologists, whose incentives are aligned with the hospital, are supported by the largest network of subspecialists in the United States. Radisphere guarantees its performance against defined radiology quality standards.

About Barnwell County Hospital

Barnwell County Hospital ( is a full service, Joint Commission accredited hospital, with 53 acute-care beds and physicians trained at some of the best medical colleges in the US. Our mission of “being the first choice provider of quality healthcare services in our service area” is supported by our commitment to provide excellent healthcare in a comfortable and caring environment. The hospital operates around-the-clock medical care, including a 24-hour emergency department.


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