VA Selects Alliance for a Full-Service Imaging Solution in Anchorage

The Department of Veteran Affairs recently awarded Alliance HealthCare Radiology (“Alliance Radiology”) with a five-year contract. Under terms of the agreement, Alliance’s Diagnostic Health Anchorage facility will serve as the exclusive provider of radiology services for all modalities, to VA patients in the Anchorage community. Supporting this contract, Alliance added PET/CT services to its flagship multi-modality center in Anchorage. The addition of PET/CT represents the tenth imaging modality that all patients, including those referred from the VA, will have access to in their local community. To begin this service, Alliance partnered with PetNet to fly FDG doses on a daily basis to Anchorage from Seattle, WA, since there is no cyclotron within range of Anchorage. PET/CT services commenced in March – one week after signing this new agreement with the VA. Norm Amann, Alliance’s Director of Business Development comments, “This was truly a collaborative team effort of multiple departments that assisted along the way to secure this extensive, long-term VA contract. Because of everyone’s extraordinary response, we are helping to bring a much-needed service to an underserved community. Alliance’s focus on customer service and support has ensured that same day appointments, rapid report turnaround and strong onsite radiologist support, are available to all VA patients requiring radiology services in Anchorage”.