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Universal Hospital Services acquires Radiographic Equipment Services, expands service offering

RES specializes in MRI, CT, PET/CT, cardiac cath, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, mammography and ultrasound.

Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Universal Hospital Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Google Earth)Universal Hospital Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Google Earth)

Universal Hospital Services, a healthcare technology management company, has acquired Radiographic Equipment Services, a San Diego-based medical imaging provider.

Monetary terms of the deal were not released.

RES specializes in high-end diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT, PET/CT, cardiac cath, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, mammography and ultrasound. The company serves several major health systems in Southern California, along with other regional care providers, and works to minimize equipment downtime. It also strives to ensure the technology for these advanced diagnostic procedures are patient-ready.

[Also: Universal Hospital Services completes acquisition of the Emergent Group]

The acquisition is part of UHS' strategy to accelerate growth by advancing its medical equipment service offerings, including on-demand equipment rental services, onsite equipment management programs and general biomedical repair and maintenance services for acute and alternative care providers. With a network of 83 service depots covering all major U.S. markets, the company's goal is to provide end-to-end medical equipment management solutions that help healthcare providers reduce the total cost of equipment ownership, and deliver safer and more efficient patient care.

Mark Trouw, founder and CEO of RES, said in a statement that the company looked forward to "taking our growth to the next level as a combined company."

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