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Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates’ (RRIA) breadth of expertise provides local and national media professionals with quality commentary on practically any topic related to the radiology industry. RRIA is a subspecialty radiology group practice model, meaning that its physicians have received additional training in their areas of expertise through a one year fellowship program. This subspecialty training has been obtained from some of the nation’s leading medical centers, including The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University Medical Center. This level of expertise, combined with a highly effective style of communication accessible to any audience, makes RRIA an ideal resource for healthcare reporters.

Featured Media Stories

Eric M. Vikingstad, MD, Receives OhioHealth Physician VIP Award

RRIA radiologist Eric M. Vikingstad, MD, was named the Physician VIP for April following a glowing recommendation from the staff, which he joined in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital in last October.

CEO Marcia Flaherty Featured in Executive Insight

RRIA CEO Marcia Flaherty recently contributed an article featured in Executive Insight, discussing the importance of technology utilization and innovation in healthcare.

Dr. Fults-Ganey Featured in The Columbus Dispatch

RRIA breast imaging specialist Dr. Kristen Fults-Ganey was recently featured in The Columbus Dispatch, discussing computer aided mammography.

Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates Listed as a "Top Group To Watch"

Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates has been nominated as a Diagnostic Imaging "Top Group To Watch in Radiology 2015." RRIA is Ohio’s largest independent radiology group, comprised of 90 highly skilled physicians, and ranked in the top 10 nationally by Radiology Business Journal’s “100 Largest Private Radiology Practices.” With the support of experienced staff of more than 100 employees, RRIA provides services to three of Ohio’s largest health systems. Cast your vote for RRIA here.

Marcia Flaherty, CEO Recognized as 2015 Columbus Business First C-Suite Honoree

Congratulations to RRIA's own Marcia Flaherty on her recognition as an exceptional CEO by Columbus Business First and its annual C-Suite Awards program. Marcia's vision has helped RRIA grow to better service patients throughout the state of Ohio, and her leadership has positively influenced the imaging healthcare on a national level.

CIO Ron Hosenfeld and Drs. Budzik, Pema, Lafferty, & Buse Recognized as 2015 Columbus Business First Health Care Heroes

Congratulations to RRIA's own Dr. Ron Budzik, Dr. Peter Pema, Dr. Peter Lafferty, Dr. Tom Buse, and CIO Ron Hosenfeld, who were named as 2015 Health Care Heroes finalists at a recent Columbus Business First event.

Dr. Tom Buse Featured in Radiology Business Journal

RRIA's own Tom Buse, MD was recently featured in an article from Radiology Business Journal discussing radiology's role in lung cancer screening programs.

Dr. John Lippert Featured in Columbus CEO

RRIA Interventional Radiologist John Lippert, MD was recently featured in Columbus CEO, discussing advancements in medical imaging technology.

RRIA CIO Ron Hosenfeld Featured in AXIS Imaging News

Ron Hosenfeld, RRIA CIO was recently featured in a piece for AXIS Imaging News discussing radiology peer review.

New Stroke Guidelines Issued, Recommend Comprehensive or Primary Stroke Centers Like OhioHealth

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are recommending a new stroke treatment, urging doctors to use "stent retrievers" to treat certain patients with strokes caused by a blood clot blocking the large arteries supplying blood to the brain. The guidelines recommend that the procedure only be performed by physicians at comprehensive or primary stroke centers, such as OhioHealth, which treats the most stroke patients in central Ohio with the talents of RRIA's own neurointerventional team of Drs. Budzik, Pema, Davis, and Vora.

RRIA CIO Ron Hosenfeld and Dr. Peter Lafferty Featured in ImagingBiz

RRIA's own Ron Hosenfeld, CIO and breast imaging specialist Peter Lafferty, MD were featured in a new story for ImagingBiz.com. The piece discussed the group’s IT advancements and goals, as well as the details and genesis of the group’s workflow software, RadAssist, which solved the problem of getting the correct study to the right radiologist.

2015 Susan G. Komen Columbus® Start Stage Sponsor Teams Up with Post House to Create Survival Stories

Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates (RRIA), the state’s largest independent radiology group practice, and Post House (PH), an Emmy Award winning creative content company and video production boutique, have joined forces to share the stories of three courageous women who stepped up to tell their personal stories about fighting breast cancer and becoming breast cancer survivors, in recognition of this year’s Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure.

Law requires women be notified if they have dense breast tissue

Breast imaging specialist Dr. Lauren Miller discussed the dense breast tissue that can be found in mammogram screenings with The Columbus Dispatch. Dense breast tissue, unlike fatty tissue, can obscure or hide an abnormality in the breast. Dr. Miller outlined the new technologies she and other RRIA breast specialists utilize to combat dense breast tissue and ensure the best read and results for the patient.

Dr. Ron Budzik Featured on WBNS-10TV Discussing Exciting New Stroke Treatment

RRIA's own Dr. Ron Budzik was featured in a new story for WBNS-10TV in Columbus, OH. The piece discussed a new stroke treatment technique that was tested at OhioHealth Riverside Hospital, which uses a tiny scaffold-like stent that allows doctors to remove brain clots quickly and easily. Doctors at Riverside Hospital were among the first in the country to test a new technique, which could change the face of stroke treatment worldwide.

Tom Buse, MD Featured in Toshiba “Putting Patients First” Video at AHRA

Dr. Tom Buse was featured as part of the Toshiba Putting Patients First video presented at the 2014 AHRA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. A segment of the video recognized the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center team, their lung cancer navigator program, and overall efforts to put patients first in everything they do.

Article Co-Authored by Lauren Miller, MD Featured in Journal of American College of Radiology

Congratulations to RRIA's own Dr. Lauren Miller, who contributed to an article recently featured in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The article outlines a study performed to evaluate pain experienced during imaging-guided core-needle breast biopsies and to identify factors that predict increased pain perception during procedures.

Varicose Vein Specialists Awarded at 2014 Healthcare Advertising Awards

Varicose Vein Specialists of RRIA home a bronze award at the 31st Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards in the direct mail category. Kudos to the team!

Drs. Buse and Trago Awarded Ohio Health Service Excellence Award

Congratulations to RRIA's Dr. Buse and Dr. Trago, who are recipients of the Ohio Health Service Excellence Award for their respective work at the Bing Cancer Center and Morrow County Hospital!

Dr. Peter Lafferty Named Physician Innovator of the Year

Congratulations to RRIA's own Dr. Peter Lafferty, who was recently named Physician Innovator of the Year by the Ohio State Medical Association!

RRIA President Dr. Mark Alfonso Named 2014 Health Care Hero

Congratulations to RRIA President Dr. Mark Alfonso, who has been chosen as a finalist for the Manager Category of the 2014 Columbus Business First's Health Care Heroes program.

Dr. Pema Featured in OSMA Video

RRIA is proud to have our own Dr. Peter Pema featured by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) in their efforts to empower physicians, residents, and medical students to advocate on behalf of their patients and profession. WATCH the video to learn more about what OSMA does and how it benefits the physician and patient.

RRIA Brings Home RBMA Quest Awards

More exciting news out of the 2014 Radiology Business Management Association Marketing Conference: RRIA Marketing Director Mike Suddendorf and Marketing Coordinator Rob Shepherd have won a Gold and Silver Quest Award from the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA). The Gold was awarded to RRIA's "Put Up Your Dukes" cause related marketing/breast health month campaign. The Silver was awarded to RRIA's Varicose Vein Specialists patient marketing campaign.

RRIA Hospital Affiliates Named on Top 100 Hospitals List

Congratulations to RRIA affiliates OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Doctors Hospital - Ohio Health, and Dublin Methodist Hospital, which have all been named on this year's list of Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics!

RRIA Affiliate Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville Receives Guardian of Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our hospital partner, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville for being recognized as a 2013 recipient of two Guardian of Excellence Awards by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

RRIA Partners with O’Bleness Health System

RRIA is proud to partner with O’Bleness Health System. This partnership enables the hospital’s X-rays, MRIs, mammograms, CTs, and other scans to be read by top radiology specialists.

RRIA Named One of 2013 Best Places to Work

Riverside Radiology & Interventional Associates is proud to be recognized by Columbus Business First as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work. Thanks to our physicians and staff for making this award possible and for making RRIA such a great place to work every day.

Mark Alfonso, MD; Peter Lafferty, MD; and Ron Hosenfeld, CIO Featured in Imaging Economics Article Coauthored by Marketing Director Mike Suddendorf

Check out "Neuro Frontiers," featuring the neurointerventional radiologists of RRIA in September's issue of Imaging Economics.

RRIA Featured in Columbus Business First

Columbus Business First article discusses how RRIA uses specialists, IT backbone to expand within and beyond OhioHealth partners.

Dr. Thomas Buse Featured in Health CXO Discussing the Role of Navigators in Patient Care

A suspected cancer is bewildering and frightening. Proactive providers like RRIA are adding navigators empowered to guide cancer patients, coordinating and expediting their care (and providing exactly the support that patients need). Dr. Thomas Buse spoke to Health CXO about this program in detail.

Dr. Peter Lafferty and Ron Hosenfeld, CIO Featured in The Columbus Dispatch

Check out RRIA's own Dr. Peter Lafferty and CIO Ron Hosenfeld in The Columbus Dispatch, weighing in on Lucid Radiology Solutions and how its computer-based information-sharing system, RadAssist, is changing medicine.

RRIA Stroke Team Named Finalists in 2013 Health Care Heroes

The 2013 finalists in Columbus Business First’s Health Care Heroes program include RRIA's own Dr. Ron Budzik for individual achievement at OhioHealth leading the neuroscience counsel, as well as Drs. Budzik, Davis, and Pema as a group for their work in stroke care.

Dr. Lauren Miller Featured in Columbus CEO

RRIA Breast Imaging Specialist Lauren Miller, MD discusses medical advances that have improved screening tests, treatments, and survival rates in Columbus CEO article.

RRIA President Dr. Mark Alfonso Named 2013 Executive of the Year

Congratulations to RRIA President Dr. Mark Alfonso, who has was selected as the 2013 Columbus CEOs Executive of the Year Award.

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