Optimal IMX, Inc. Announces James K. Kirker as CEO

New Appointment Reinforces Company Focus on High Quality Radiology Services

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Optimal IMX, a national provider of radiology services for hospitals, imaging centers and radiology groups, announced today that James K. Kirker has been named CEO, effective October 1, 2010. Kirker brings more than 20 years of executive leadership advancing efficiency and effectiveness in radiology services for both physicians and hospitals.

Kirker is an experienced executive in physician practice management, diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. He has a proven track record in creating mutually beneficial partnerships between physicians and hospitals that improve the efficiency and quality of radiology services. Kirker has built and managed national and international sales and marketing teams, created robust corporate operations and has successfully lead companies ranging from startup through maturity.

“Jim will continue to drive and fulfill the Optimal mission to provide hospitals and patients access to the highest quality radiology services through a national network of highly trained radiologists that have a unique local presence and focus,” stated Dr. Neal Templeton, Optimal’s Chief Medical Officer and a former president and chairman of the American College of Radiology. “By partnering with practices and facilities to maximize efficiency and clinical quality in what continues to be a dynamic environment for radiology services, Optimal is able to create a winning combination of expanded access, enhanced quality and reduced costs for its customers.”

“We see an enormous opportunity for better imaging services to help physicians, hospitals and patients,” said David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, Chairman of Health Evolution Partners and an Optimal Board member. “Jim has the vision and leadership to guide Optimal IMX into its next phase of growth.”

About Optimal IMX

Optimal IMX is a national market leader in providing full-service professional radiology services that increase business capacity, productivity and quality for hospitals, radiology groups and diagnostic imaging centers. We help healthcare facilities and physicians improve patient care while lowering costs.


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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Radiology