MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, has named Sandy Schmitt as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development, a newly created position responsible for developing and implementing vRad's corporate strategies and leading its product and service innovation and marketing initiatives.
Schmitt brings over 25 years of healthcare experience to vRad, including serving as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Organizational Performance for Allina Hospitals and Clinics, a Minneapolis-based health system of 11 hospitals and more than 60 clinics, and as Vice President of Strategy for VHA, a national network of over 1,400 leading community hospitals across the country. Schmitt received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and her master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.
"We are very pleased to have Sandy join our team," said Rob Kill, vRad's Chief Executive Officer. "Her depth of experience as a leader in hospitals and health systems will accelerate the continued growth of our practice and product offerings in the changing healthcare landscape. vRad is well positioned to bring even greater value to these participants in the healthcare industry through our quality, efficiency and technology."
"I am thrilled to be joining a visionary and transformational organization," said Schmitt. "The level of professional service excellence and efficiency provided by vRad's radiologists, combined with its leading technology, presents an extremely powerful opportunity to transform care delivery in ways that are very much aligned with the direction of healthcare today. vRad has a very bright future, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help shape that future with Rob and the rest of the team."
Virtual Radiologic (vRad) is a technology-enabled national radiology practice working in partnership with local radiologists and hospitals to optimize radiology's pivotal role in patient care. vRad's more than 400 radiologists serve 2,700+ facilities, reading 7 million studies annually. Delivering access to extensive subspecialty coverage, vRad contributes to improved quality of patient care. With its next-generation technology, vRad enhances productivity, helping to lower the overall cost of care while expediting time to accurate diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit www.vrad.com. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter (@vRad), or "like" us on Facebook.
SOURCE Virtual Radiologic