Avatar Solutions selected Alliance HealthCare Radiology (“Alliance Radiology”) from a wide field of healthcare providers and systems as the 2012 recipient of its prestigious Gold Star Innovation Award. This award recognizes several innovations implemented during 2012 to continuously improve the patient experience. For example, the Radiology Division launched a comprehensive rewards and recognition program in 2012, branded as Excellence in Patient Care, in an effort to recognize top-performing clinical Team Members that are consistently delivering industry-leading patient satisfaction. Alliance Radiology will accept the award at Avatar’s Annual Symposium in May and has been invited to serve as a presenter in order to share best-practices with attendees. Rich Jones, President of Alliance Radiology states, “As a provider with more than 650 sites, Alliance faces monumental challenges in implementing continuous improvement at so many locations, so we were thrilled to receive this award. We are also extremely honored to have been asked to present at this year’s Avatar Symposium. This is a tremendous opportunity for our team to share our clinical best practices for patient satisfaction with some of the leading providers and healthcare systems in the nation.” In addition to receiving the Gold Star Innovation Award, Alliance will also receive Avatar’s Exceeding Patient Expectations Award in 2012. This is the sixth year in a row that Alliance has received this honor.