RLI On Demand

August 2021: Hospital Mergers and Consolidating/Merging Radiology Practices

Moderators: Jennifer E. Nathan, MD, and Robert S. Pyatt, Jr, MD, FACR
Faculty: Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR, Jenny K. Hoang MBBS and Andy Moriarity, MD

Description: Join our expert panel of faculty, including Drs. Catherine Everett, Jenny Hoang, and Andy Moriarity as they talk about the effects of consolidation on the healthcare marketplace and how local and national factors influence both radiology practice governance and changes in the specialty. Learn about how academic expansion creates challenges for previously small or independent practices, how that affects PACS and other system integrations and the trickle down affect that has on private practices trying to remain integrated. Take notes on how academic centers are successfully integrating different hospitals into the fold, what’s worked and what challenges have been encountered, and how to maintain a community feel despite the physical distance that exists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how large academic centers are consolidating hospitals effectively; what works and what challenges to expect, and how to maintain a community atmosphere among the individual hospitals
  • Identify the positive and negative effects on radiology groups of academic systems acquiring community hospitals
  • Describe the positive and negative effects of large systems, not-for-profit and for-profit, acquiring community hospitals
  • Discuss the effects of consolidation on the healthcare marketplace and how local and national factors influence both radiology practice governance and changes in the specialty.

Recorded Webinar

Faculty Bios


Catherine Everett, MD, MBA, FACR

Catherine is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University with a degree in mathematics, and received her MD degree at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine. She finished her residency and fellowship at UNC, and entered private practice at Coastal Radiology in New Bern, NC where she is still working 40 years later.

She is a long term managing partner of the practice, and currently serves as president. Catherine served on the executive committee of the medical staff at Carolina East Medical Center for 16 consecutive years, as both chair of the department of imaging, and an at-large member. She was the first, and only, female chief of staff.

In 2010, Catherine received an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She then started volunteer work with the ACR, and has served as president of the North Carolina chapter, on the Council Steering Committee, as chair of the economics committee of the General Small Emergency and Rural Commission, and as chair of the steering committee of the Senior Retired Section. She is currently a member of the Board of Chancelors. She is on the board of the American Association of Women Radiologists.

She is co-founder and president of Eidetico, a company which supplies a report library of template reports. Catherine’s other interests included water skiing, wake boarding, and gardening. She is 5:30 am Crossfit fanatic!

Jenny K. Hoang

Jenny K. Hoang MBBS

Dr. Jenny Hoang is a Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Radiology Enterprise Integration, Medical Director of Johns Hopkins outpatient sites. She graduated medical school at the University of Melbourne in Australia, completed diagnostic radiology residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and subsequently completed fellowships in neuroradiology and cardiothoracic radiology at Duke University Medical Center, where she continued on as faculty.

She is a lifelong learner, completing a Masters in Health Science at Duke University and completing an executive MBA in 2019 at the Duke Fuqua School of Business.

She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid imaging, led the ACR efforts in producing a White Paper on Incidental Thyroid Findings, and was a core member of the ACR TI-RADS committee for thyroid ultrasound. She also serves on several ACR committees including the Incidental Findings Committee and RADS Working Group.             


Andy Moriarity, MD

Dr. Andy Moriarity, MD received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Human Physiology from Northern Michigan University and medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital and Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology at UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Moriarity is interested in healthcare policy and economics and served as the 2014-2015 Chair of the American College of Radiology Resident and Fellows Section. He has been published in numerous journals and his awards include: Radiological Society of North American Roentgen Resident Research Award, Dr. Karen J Stuck Memorial Award for Outstanding Research by a Senior Resident, Radiology Leadership Institute Annual Event Scholarship Award and Musculoskeletal Division Best Case for the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology. Dr. Moriarity is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. His professional memberships include the American College of Radiology, Society of Abdominal Radiology, and Michigan State Medical Society.

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