Imaging Services in 2019
2018 was a very productive year. The Medical School’s Department of Radiology had five faculty promotions - the largest number in 20 years, 16 radiologists were recognized on Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors List, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research performed the first-ever 10.5 Tesla full scan of the human body, and much more.
In addition, our Medical School in partnership with UMPhysicians and Fairview was heavily engaged in preparing the launch of the new Joint Clinical Enterprise which began on January 1, 2019. I am happy to share that I’ve been charged with leading Imaging Services for M Health Fairview. In partnership with my Fairview dyad lead Matthew Henry, MBA, FACHE, we will be responsible for strategic and operational performance in alignment with the goals of the Joint Clinical Enterprise. I will also maintain my role as Department Head for the Department of Radiology.
Matt and I have been touring the imaging locations at Southdale, Ridges, St. Joe's, St. John's, Woodwinds, Lakes, Northland, UMMC East and West, Clinics and Surgeries Center and Maple Grove to meet with staff and radiologists about the exciting changes happening in the system.
We are also in the process of drafting a committee structure that will include faculty, community radiologists and technical staff, and we have formed a strategic advisory council with the leadership of St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Radiology. Our objective is to unite efforts in achieving our goals and find ways to thrive together.
In addition, subspecialty radiologists from the three practices will be brought together to develop practice standards, recommend coverage models and foster collaboration with a focus on quality, efficiency and innovation.
This new model will be a positive change for our patients, referring providers, employees and radiologists in all our practices. I look forward to our continued work together in my new role.
Charles Dietz, MD
Head of the Medical School Department of Radiology