Blue Mountain Health System is pleased to announce a partnership with Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a premier provider of diagnostic imaging professional services located in Pittsburgh.

Foundation Radiology Group provides full-service radiology solutions for hospitals and imaging centers through a mix of on-site and tele-radiology services.

FRG features a world-class physician group, state-of-the-art technology solutions and subspecialty services including pediatric, neurologic, mammography and interventional practice specialties.

"Our partnership with FRG is in line with our core values and overall mission – to provide our community and our patients with the highest quality care possible," says Andrew E. Harris, president and CEO of the Blue Mountain Health System. "FRG's subspecialists bring new levels of capability and efficiency to our hospitals and we're pleased to provide our patients and physicians access to their first-class team of board-certified radiologists."

"Blue Mountain Health System is an example of partnership at its best. It is also an example of a healthcare organization that uses forward thinking to improve patient care," says FRG Chief Medical Officer, James Backstrom, M.D. "FRG is proud to partner with the Blue Mountain Health System and to help them reach their patient care goals."

"We continuously strive to improve our service level and having the support of a team of more than 70 subspecialty radiologists helps us to ensure that our patients are getting the highest quality diagnosis – and that is what is most important to us," says Ruth Brennan, vice president of clinical services for the health system.

Foundation Radiology Group uses state-of-the-art PACS technology, carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to provide the fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads.

The group focuses on service non-university affiliated health care institutions with an emphasis on service the rural and suburban hospital segments.