Samaritan Opens New Community-Based Imaging Center
Published on: June 28, 2021
Convenient Location in Health & Wellness Plaza Offers Full Spectrum of Imaging Services
Watertown, NY – Samaritan Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new community-based imaging facility inside its Health & Wellness Plaza location at 1575 Washington St.
The new office, which officially opened June 28, 2021, provides comprehensive community-based imaging services complete with MRI, PET, and CT scans, ultrasound, x-ray, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsies and more. It is the latest development in Samaritan’s ongoing commitment to consolidate and align services, streamline patient access and enhance the continuity of care.
Currently, SMC handles over 100,000 radiology and imaging procedures per year.
“We are so excited to open this new imaging center here at the Health and Wellness Plaza location,” said Thomas H. Carman, President and CEO of Samaritan. “This is truly an outpatient, community location where people can come to receive advanced imaging services without having to enter the hospital. It will make things much easier for our patients.”
The imaging center’s opening is the culmination of an agreement finalized in February between Samaritan and the now closed Northern Radiology Imaging (NRI), in which Samaritan purchased all equipment from NRI and hired some of the practice’s staff. Physician staff was unaffected by the acquisition, with radiologists from Northern Radiology continuing to provide image interpretation services for Samaritan at all its locations, as they have for years through their private practice, Northern Radiology Associates.
Samaritan continues to offer imaging services including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray and more at its main hospital location, plus X-ray and ultrasound services at various community-based sites. These sites provide access to walk-in and appointment-based imaging and lab services.
Any patient with radiology/imaging needs should call our central scheduling office at 315-779-5200 to make an appointment. Please remember a physician’s order is required to make an appointment. See all of our imaging locations at samaritanhealth.com/imaging.