New partnership between UAB, VIA announced

Aug 10, 2018

BIRMINGHAM – Vulcan Imaging Associates (VIA) is proud to announce its new partnership with UAB Hospital. “We’re very honored that UAB has turned to Vulcan Imaging to support them in their patient care efforts,” says Vulcan Imaging CEO Eric Blackman. “UAB is well known as a world-class facility and a true leader in the State of Alabama.” With the new partnership, UAB will have the ability to utilize the services of VIA whenever needed, 24 hours per day. “We at Vulcan Imaging will continue to do what we do, and they can focus on their missions of being leaders in the fields of clinical medicine, teaching, and research,” says Blackman. “We look forward to growing this relationship more and more in the years to come.”

“As a former UAB radiologist myself, I know first-hand the high caliber team we’ve assembled with this partnership,” adds Vulcan partner Dr. Jonathan Walter. “This is very exciting news. UAB could have picked anybody as a healthcare partner and they chose VIA—that says a lot about our group.”

UAB has approximately 40 doctors in their radiology department and through this partnership, Vulcan Imaging will support them throughout the night, standing ready to provide final reads for ICU patients whenever needed. Both Vulcan Imaging and UAB have taken steps to ensure a smooth patient experience. “We’ve integrated our cutting-edge PACS System (Picture Archiving and Communication System) with UAB’s computer network, ensuring seamless continuity of patient care,” says Blackman.

About Vulcan Imaging Associates (VIA):

Vulcan Imaging Associates is arguably Alabama’s oldest radiology group, founded over 100 years ago in 1917. Today, the group provides a full range of radiology services and serves many locations in Alabama and Georgia, including St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, UAB Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Russell Medical Center in Alexander City, as well as multiple imaging centers and physician offices.