West Florida Health & Tower Radiology Centers Announce Joint Venture to Focus on Outpatient Imaging on Florida’s West Coast

Tampa, FL (December 1, 2016) - West Florida Health has entered into a joint venture with Tower Radiology Centers, effective December 1st, 2016. The partners of West Florida Health, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, are working to establish a clinically integrated network of independent healthcare providers to improve the system of care delivery for the patients and providers in West Central Florida. This collaboration with Tower, will focus on enhancing quality and coordination of outpatient imaging care to achieve the optimal patient experience and reduce healthcare costs.

“West Florida Health is excited to partner with a quality organization like Tower Radiology Centers. This partnership is an example of the WFH mission to continue to draw upon the expertise of committed physicians to create the optimal patient experience through a combination of improved clinical outcomes and innovative medical advances that provide enhanced healthcare value to the people we serve. We’re eager to further expand our ability to bring the combination of outpatient expertise and superior imaging patient care to the community.” - Brian Paradis, President of West Florida Health

Tower will continue to offer a wide array of advanced outpatient imaging services to patients and providers at all 14 convenient locations throughout Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Riverview and Sun City, now with even more potential for future market expansion. Tower’s services currently include but are not limited to MRI/MRA, open MRI, breast MRI, prostate MRI, CT/CTA, low-dose CT lung, bone density/DEXA, digital x-ray, fluoroscopy, mammography, 3D tomography, breast biopsy, ultrasound, EKG, echo, PET/CT, nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology. Tower’s exam interpretations will continue to be provided by board-certified radiologists who subspecialize in areas such as cardiac, thoracic, vascular & interventional, pediatric, musculoskeletal, breast, body, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and emergency radiology.

Tower will continue to stand by their mission to provide the highest quality of screening, diagnostic and interventional radiology services to both patients and providers in our community within a safe, compassionate, professional and technologically advanced environment.

About West Florida Health

West Florida Health is a jointly owned not-for-profit company and partnership between Florida Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. The vision of West Florida Health is to redefine health and wellness through its mission to build on the expertise of Tampa General and Florida Hospital to provide accessible, affordable care to the community. Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a 1,295-bed hospital system composed of 6 hospitals in Tampa Bay and 3 in the Sebring/Wauchula area. Florida Hospital is a state wide network of 26 hospitals and part of the Adventist Health System. Tampa General Hospital is a 1,011-bed academic medical center that serves as the region’s only center for Level I trauma care.

 

About Tower Radiology Centers

Tower Radiology Center is a physician owned and operated practice. The vision of Tower is to elevate radiology services through its mission to provide the highest quality of screening, diagnostic and interventional radiology services to both patients and providers in our community within a safe, compassionate, professional and technologically advanced environment. Tower Radiology Centers are composed of 14 full service outpatient imaging centers throughout Hillsborough and East Pasco County.