MedQuest Associates, which owns and operates Mobile Open MRI in Mobile, Alabama, has acquired Suburban Radiology, a well-established diagnostic imaging center offering MRI and CT services in Mobile. Rife Huckabee, MD, founder of Suburban Radiology, will become a professional radiology partner to Mobile Open MRI going forward.

MedQuest began as an owner/operator of outpatient imaging centers more than two decades ago. In recent years, the company has used its deep understanding of how to create value in outpatient imaging by bringing best practices to hospitals and health systems. Through its comprehensive joint venture, management and consulting services, MedQuest improves performance and profitability of both hospital-based and freestanding imaging operations.

Mobile Open MRI has been a leading provider of outpatient MRI services in the Mobile area since 1997 and has relocated to Suburban Radiology’s location at 6576 Airport Blvd. to consolidate the operations of the two facilities.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to join with Suburban Radiology to expand and enhance the diagnostic imaging services we offer to patients, physicians and payers in the Mobile community,” said Bruce Elder, CEO of MedQuest. “We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Rife Huckabee as our new professional radiology partner. We are confident that this investment will position us as the premier provider of outpatient imaging in the area.”

“By leveraging the resources, experienced personnel and unequaled reputation of Mobile Open MRI with my established presence as a radiologist locally, we are better able to make a meaningful impact together with an unequaled dedication to excellence in patient care,” stated Dr. Huckabee. “On a more personal level, partnering with MedQuest allows me to continue striving to provide patients and their physicians with the best imaging experience conceivable.”

About MedQuest Associates

MedQuest is a leading owner, operator and manager of diagnostic imaging facilities and hospital radiology services, with a network of nearly 50 imaging centers and 14 acute care hospital radiology departments under management. As one of the nation’s most experienced outpatient imaging partners, MedQuest also provides comprehensive services, including outpatient imaging management and joint venture (JV), referring physician engagement and service line performance consulting. Serving health systems, hospitals and imaging centers nationwide, MedQuest draws upon decades of operational experience and industry knowledge to deliver comprehensive guidance and solutions that increase revenue and optimize operations, while improving quality and the patient experience. MedQuest’s industry-leading proprietary systems and processes create an unrivaled value proposition for its partners. Learn more at www.mqradiology.com.