Bruce Elder Named CEO of MedQuest: Imaging Industry Leader Taps Internal Expert to Lead Growth

MedQuest Associates has promoted Bruce Elder to the position of CEO. MedQuest is a national radiology leader that provides an array of radiology and outpatient imaging joint venture management services to hospitals and other providers. The company also owns, operates and manages diagnostic imaging facilities.

In his most recent role of Chief Development and Strategy Officer, Elder served as a critical architect for the growth and success of the company. In this role, Elder was a part of the senior executive team that guided MedQuest during a period of evolution for the company as well as the diagnostic imaging and radiology management industry.

“I am delighted and humbled to accept this new position,” said Elder. “Our team is one of the best in the country, whether it’s someone greeting a patient at the front desk of an imaging center or a top-notch expert in radiology operations, referrals and management. It is an honor to work with this talented team, and I look forward to continued expansion and growth.”

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.

Elder was with MedQuest during the period 2001-2007, serving as Chief Development and Planning Officer and Vice President, Development. He rejoined the company in 2014 after six years as Principal with the leadership advisory firm ghSMART, where he advised investors, boards and CEOs on key leadership and talent issues, including executive assessments, leadership development, organizational design and effectiveness, and talent management best practices.

His healthcare experience includes roles with iXL, Meridian Corporate Healthcare and Surgical Care Affiliates. Elder has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt with a BA in Political Science.

Dan Schaefer, who served as interim CEO, will resume his role as COO of MedQuest.

About MedQuest Associates
MedQuest is a leading owner, operator and manager of diagnostic imaging facilities, with a network of nearly 50 imaging centers in multiple states. 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. Atlanta-based MedQuest is a subsidiary of Novant Health, a not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. Learn more at