BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnostic Health Corporation (DHC), an independent provider of diagnostic imaging services, has announced the appointment of Robert E. Gontarek as its chief operating officer effective Monday, May 19, 2008. In this role, Gontarek will oversee the operations of DHC's more than 45 diagnostic imaging centers across the country.
Gontarek joins DHC with nearly 20 years of experience in radiology and outpatient imaging business management. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of operations for CBIZ Medical Management Professionals, Inc. (MMP), the nation's second-largest provider of outsourced practice management services.
"We are pleased to have someone with Rob's industry experience join our leadership team," said Diane Munson, president and chief executive officer of DHC. "His expertise in radiology and outpatient imaging management, business development, and strategic planning will be critical as we continue to provide quality services to our patients and focus on positioning Diagnostic Health Corporation for future growth."
At MMP, Gontarek was responsible for all business operations in the Western United States, including 35 business operations in 11 states and a senior management team of 30 practice managers providing business management services to hospital-based physician and outpatient imaging centers. Prior to his role at MMP, Gontarek served as senior vice president of operations for Medaphis Corporation where he was responsible for the growth and profitability of Medaphis Corp's operating units in the central United States.
"I am very excited to be part of this growing and dynamic company," said Mr. Gontarek. "The industry is becoming increasingly complex and we have a great opportunity to build on the quality services provided by DHC's more than 1,000 employees across the country while creating a strategy for a successful future."
About Diagnostic Health Corporation
Diagnostic Health Corporation is a stand-alone provider of diagnostic imaging services with more than 45 freestanding locations across the country. DHC is a fully owned subsidiary of The Gores Group and offers a combination of outpatient diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, fluoroscopy, and nuclear medicine services. For more information, please visit www.dxhealthcorp.com .
About The Gores Group
Founded in 1987, The Gores Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The Gores Group has become a leading investor, having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com .
CONTACT: Diagnostic Health Corporation, +1-866-621-4057
Web site: http://www.dxhealthcorp.com/