North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) has purchased a majority interest in The Imaging Center in Tupelo and partnered with MedQuest Associates, a leading diagnostic imaging center owner/operator as a managing joint venture (JV) partner in the business.

MedQuest, which purchased minority interest in the center, has assumed management of daily operations of the facility, located at 320 South Gloster Street.

“The Imaging Center will retain its current name, staff and excellent service orientation, which was developed by its late founder, Dr. Mike Currie,” said M. Shane Spees, NMHS president and CEO. “NMHS is pleased to be partnering with MedQuest and area provider-owners to continue offering greater convenience and access to radiology and imaging services to Tupelo and the surrounding communities.”

“We are very excited to be partners in The Imaging Center with NMHS and provider-owners in the local medical community,” said Bruce Elder, CEO of MedQuest. “As we assume management responsibility for the center, we look forward to building relationships with providers throughout the community and providing the highest quality imaging services to patients in the Tupelo area.”

The Imaging Center moved to its current location in 2013 from Midtown Pointe, formerly known as Gloster Creek Village.

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 customers. Learn more at www.mqradiology.com.

About NMHS

North Mississippi Health Services serves 24 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from headquarters in Tupelo, MS. NMHS includes acute diagnostic and therapeutic services offered through North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo; a community hospital system with locations in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point, MS, and Hamilton, AL.; North Mississippi Medical Clinics, a regional network of primary and specialty clinics; and nursing homes, telehealth services and a comprehensive portfolio of managed care plans. NMHS connects its patients and their families with convenient access to healthcare that is cost effective and of the highest quality. To learn more, visit www.nmhs.net.