The Medical Center and Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging (WKDI) have entered into an agreement for the hospital to acquire WKDI. The acquisition of WKDI is a cost effective means to expand The Medical Center’s services by offering a second location for outpatient imaging. Continued growth in the demand for diagnostic imaging services in the region necessitates the need for expansion.
“Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging has an exceptional reputation in Southcentral Kentucky as a leader in providing quality imaging services with excellent customer service for its patients,” said Connie D. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Health Corporation, the parent company of The Medical Center. “WKDI is a welcomed addition to The Medical Center family that will further enhance the quality of services we provide the community.”
“Since 1996, Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging has played an important role in the healthcare needs of thousands in Southcentral Kentucky,” said Rodney D. Veitschegger, Jr., M.D., co-owner of WKDI. “Dr. Sean Willgruber and I very much appreciate the patients and referring physicians who have allowed us the privilege of serving them. The merger with The Medical Center will expand the availability of services to patients of both WKDI and The Medical Center. The entire staff at WKDI is committed to a seamless transition.”
WKDI will be an outpatient department of The Medical Center and will begin operations under the new ownership effective October 1. WKDI will maintain its original name and all imaging services currently provided will continue. Patients should not experience any change in service as a result of the acquisition.
About The Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Center
The Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Center provides radiology, cardiac scoring, 64-slice CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), echocardiography, stress testing, holter monitoring, digital mammography, angiography, PET/CT, CT-3D treatment planning, vascular imaging, bone density evaluation, stereotactic breast biopsy, and dual head nuclear cameras. The Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography as well as accredited by The Joint Commission.
About Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging
Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging (WKDI) provides high field MRI, open MRI, digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, bone density evaluation, fluoroscopy, CT scan, nuclear medicine and x-ray services. WKDI is accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography. WKDI is located at 1635 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green.