East Lansing’s MSU Health Care has formed a joint venture with Advanced Radiology Services P.C. (ARS) to provide exclusive reading services for MRIs and other medical imaging to McLaren Greater Lansing, including the new McLaren Hospital.
The joint venture will form a new for-profit, limited-liability company named Spartan Radiology. MSU Health Care and ARS will each control half of the company.
“The joint venture with ARS is another important step in MSU’s journey to become a national model for quality, safety, and innovation in health care,” says Satish Udpa, interim president of MSU. “Joint ventures like this will help revolutionize how health care is delivered to the local community and beyond.”
Spartan Radiology is the inaugural joint venture of MSU Health Care, a 501(c)(3) corporation.
“We are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of our subspecialty interpretations and our clinical programs and embrace a longstanding academic and educational mission,” says Brian Fedeson, president of ARS. “Our radiologists produce university-level research and interface with students from three medical schools and numerous radiology and non-radiology residency training programs. We feel that MSU and ARS complement each other’s strengths, and this partnership will allow Spartan Radiology to improve the health of every patient and institution we serve.”
Each year, the venture will set aside funds to support research and radiology-related education.
“ARS is a premier resource for advancement in radiology, and together we will create an innovation ecosystem,” says Norman Beauchamp Jr., associate provost and assistant vice president of health affairs for MSU and chair of MSU Health Care. “We will improve health care by innovating and being agile, by encouraging scientific research, and disseminating these ideas to help patients.”
The MSU board of trustees approved creating MSU Health Care to replace the MSU HealthTeam in August 2018. As a separate nonprofit organization, MSU Health Care can form joint ventures with a broader set of other health care entities and partners with health systems throughout Michigan.