Alliance HealthCare Services Receives Avatar Annual Awards

Thu May 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT

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Alliance HealthCare Services Receives Avatar Annual Awards

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, has been recognized by Avatar Solutions for its excellence in patient satisfaction in 2012. Alliance Imaging and Alliance Oncology, which are both divisions of Alliance HealthCare Services, received Avatar’s Exceeding Patient Expectations Award in 2012. This award was presented to organizations that exceeded patient expectations throughout 2012 as compared to Avatar’s national database. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Company has received this honor.

Avatar Solutions is a leading provider of patient, Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAPHS), employee and physician surveys. Avatar Solutions’ awards are meant to honor the significant accomplishments of organizations involved in patient satisfaction and innovation in healthcare settings.

In addition, Alliance Imaging was also awarded the Avatar Gold Star Innovation Award to recognize innovations implemented during 2012 to continuously enhance the patient experience. In receiving this honor, Alliance Imaging has been invited to present at the Avatar Annual Symposium, on May 29, 2013, to share its clinical best practices for patient satisfaction with some of the leading providers and healthcare systems in the nation.

“We are honored to receive these awards from a renowned source such as Avatar Solutions, which has recognized our commitment to consistently deliver the highest quality patient care,” said Larry C. Buckelew, Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Alliance HealthCare Services. “Success within the healthcare system is increasingly dependent on patient satisfaction and the appropriate utilization of services. Therefore, hospital executives will continue to look for partners like Alliance that understand their challenges and can effectively deliver solutions that will maximize positive patient outcomes and efficient performance. On behalf of the Board and senior management team, I would like to thank everyone within our organization for their dedication to enhancing the lives of the patients we serve.”

About Alliance HealthCare Services

Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services based upon annual revenue and number of systems deployed. Alliance focuses on MRI, PET/CT and CT through its Imaging division and radiation therapy through its Oncology division. With approximately 1,800 team members committed to providing exceptional patient care and exceeding customer expectations, Alliance provides quality clinical services for over 1,000 hospitals and other healthcare partners in 44 states. Alliance operates 487 diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy systems. The Company is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic mobile imaging services and one of the leading operators of fixed-site imaging centers, with 129 locations across the country. Alliance also operates 28 radiation therapy centers, including 17 dedicated stereotactic radiosurgery facilities, many of which are operated in conjunction with local community hospital partners, providing treatment and care for cancer patients. With 17 stereotactic radiosurgery facilities in operation, Alliance is among the leading providers of stereotactic radiosurgery nationwide. For more information, please visit http://alliancehealthcareservices-us.com/.

About Avatar Solutions

Avatar Solutions (formerly Avatar International LLC and HR Solutions International Inc.) is an innovative survey, data measurement, and performance improvement company with over 30 years of experience. Avatar provides CAHPS Surveys, Patient Satisfaction Surveys, Employee Surveys and Physician Surveys to over 500 hospitals and 13,000 clinicians nationwide. Avatar is the American Hospital Association’s exclusively-endorsed provider for Employee / Exit Surveys and Physician Engagement / Opinion Surveys to their 5,000 hospitals and healthcare systems. Avatar works with some of the most well-known organizations in the nation, allowing our clients to benchmark against the best. For more information, please visit http://www.avatarsolutions.com.

Alliance HealthCare Services
Howard Aihara
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
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