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Radiologists Remain RQHR’s Key Partners in Providing Quality Medical Imaging Services

30-Nov-2015

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (“RQHR”) today reiterated its commitment to continuing its long-standing partnership with its radiologists in providing quality, accessible medical imaging services to patients in the Region and across southern Saskatchewan.

“We want to be clear that the Region has not terminated any radiologist. Nor have we made any changes to the compensation they get paid for their work. Our radiologists have always been key partners in delivery of health care in our region,” said RQHR President and CEO Keith Dewar. “We know these practitioners share our goal of continuing to provide quality service and the best care possible to our patients, and we look forward to continuing to work with them.”

The RQHR has been working with its members of the Department of Medical Imaging since May in building on its current relationship with radiologists who have been granted privileges to provide in-hospital imaging services. There was no written contract in place for this work, though one was implied. These discussions have proven difficult due to the expectation from Radiology Associates of Regina that they should be given exclusive rights to our in-hospital work.

“We believe we can continue to improve the care provided to our patients by ensuring that the group of radiologists who have been granted privileges to provide in-hospital services remain the core of our relationship, and not any particular company or business,” said Dewar. “We know our practitioners share our commitment to our patients and we trust they will continue to work with us to ensure continuity of care as we move through this process.”

Media Backgrounder - Radiologist Release Nov. 30-15

Media Backgrounder - Radiologist Release Nov. 30-15
Published: 30-Nov-2015
For More Information:
Jenna Webb
Interim Director, Corporate Communications and Medical Media Services
RQHR Communications
Email: jenna.webb@rqhealth.ca
Phone: 306-766-0856