November 21, 2018 – Irvine, CA – The Board of Directors of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (“Alliance”) today announced the promotion of Rhonda Longmore-Grund, currently the organization’s Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Ms. Longmore-Grund joined Alliance in 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, bringing significant international and capital market experience and having led organizations through strategic expansion and growth. Prior to joining Alliance, she held several CFO roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Printronix, a global provider of industrial print technology solutions serving Fortune 500 customers around the world. She has also served on the executive teams of Ingram Micro, Inc., Exult, Inc., Velocium (now owned by Northrop Grumman) and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Ms. Longmore-Grund holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and International Business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
At Alliance, Ms. Longmore-Grund has been instrumental in several key strategic initiatives for the organization, including two ownership transitions, privatization and refinancing, earning her and the Alliance team an excellent reputation in the financial community. Ms. Longmore-Grund has also served a pivotal role in the organization’s acquisitions, strategic planning, and culture and engagement initiatives. Most recently, Ms. Longmore-Grund recruited Ms. Prudence Kuai as Chief Information Officer to Alliance, a former WellPoint, Arcadian and Florida Blue executive team member who brings significant payer and information systems expertise to the Alliance senior team.
“We were fortunate to have several very strong internal and external candidates for the CEO role at Alliance,” said Paul Viviano, Board Member and search committee chair. “In the end, it was Rhonda’s unique blend of values-based and collaborative leadership, proven record of success both in finance and more generally, and her earned reputation as a trusted and effective leader both within the Alliance team and in the healthcare marketplace that make her the right choice for leading Alliance’s continued success as a national leader in outsourced medical services.”
Alliance partners with health systems, hospitals and physician groups to provide radiology, cancer care and pain management services across the United States. The company has become one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, with more than 1,100 customers and a patient average satisfaction score of 97%.
In fall of 2017, the organization became wholly owned by Tahoe Investment Group. Says Board Member Charles Feng, “On behalf of Chairman Huang, the Tahoe team and our Board, we are thrilled to have Rhonda in the CEO role. Our growth plan depends on our team’s ability to succeed in a shifting healthcare marketplace, and we look forward to their continued progress on behalf of our patients and partners under Rhonda’s leadership.”
The company plans to immediately begin a search for the Chief Financial Officer role.
About Alliance HealthCare Services
Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare solutions including medical imaging, cancer care and pain management services. In partnership with hospitals, health systems and physician practices, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,100 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 46 states, where nearly 3,000 Alliance Team Members are committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations. Alliance provides a full continuum of services, including mobile, fixed-site and comprehensive service line management and joint venture partnerships. We also operate freestanding clinics and independently owned ASCs. Alliance operates more than 600 diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, and interventional radiology systems, including nearly 100 fixed-site radiology locations, 50+ cancer care centers (upon the anticipated finalization of the company’s acquisition of e+CancerCare this quarter), and 20+ pain management clinics. For more information, visit www.alliancehealthcareservices-us.com.
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