Starr Regional Medical Center and Vista Radiology partner to provide radiology services

Athens, Tennessee – Starr Regional Medical Center and Vista Radiology today announced an agreement to provide radiology services for medical imaging procedures at Starr Regional Medical Center and its affiliated locations.

“At Starr Regional Medical Center, we demonstrate our commitment to our mission of making communities healthier by expanding services, investing in new technology and capabilities, and affiliating with the best possible providers to meet the needs of our growing community,” said John McLain, CEO of Starr Regional Medical Center. “This affiliation joins additional people to an already strong imaging team so Starr can strengthen the quality of care that our patients deserve,” said McLain.

Starr Regional Medical Center offers an array of medical imaging services, and recently began a project to install new computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment on the Athens campus. The upgraded equipment will enhance the capabilities of the Starr Regional Breast Center, cardiovascular and surgical services, as well as the level of care we provide patients receiving cancer care.

“With over 50 sub-specialized board-certified radiologists, we provide the right radiologist at the right time. Our ability to make high-quality radiology care available 24/7 means physicians get the scan results when they need it ensuring the highest level of patient care. We are excited to partner with such a strong imaging team at Starr Regional Medical Center in delivering the best care to the Athens community,” shared Aaron Shoopman, Administrator, Vista Radiology.

Partnership with hospitals and doctors is something Vista Radiologists take to heart. When every minute counts, our team is on call to ensure timely results. We have physicians, processes and technologies to guarantee coverage at all times. With our team of leading radiologists, Vista provides a distinguished level of expertise through the combination of radiology sub-specialties, minimally invasive procedures and a partnership mindset to deliver quality patient-focused care.

For more information about medical imaging services available at Starr Regional Medical Center, visit

About Starr Regional Medical Center:
Starr Regional Medical Center, part of Lifepoint Health, is a two-hospital system with campuses in Athens and Etowah. The Athens campus provides emergency, inpatient and outpatient services through its acute care facility. Starr Regional Medical Center’s Etowah campus is home to an emergency department, outpatient services, an 88-bed skilled and long-term care nursing home, a geriatric behavioral health program and Advanced Wound Care Center. For more information about Starr Regional Medical Center, please call (423) 745-1411 or visit For more information about Lifepoint Health, visit

About Vista Radiology:
Vista Radiology is the largest most sub-specialized radiology practice in East Tennessee with over 50 Board-Certified radiologists. With Vista Radiology’s specialists, you get expertly analyzed results you can trust. Our cost-effective round-the-clock support gives you immediate access to specialized physicians ensuring you get the results you need quickly.

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