Alliance HealthCare Services Expands Relationship with Pinehurst Surgical

  Alliance HealthCare Services Expands Relationship with Pinehurst Surgical

Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement Provides Comprehensive Imaging Services and
Solutions to Largest Area Multi-Specialty Surgical Provider

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- December 4, 2013

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIQ), a leading national provider
of radiology and radiation therapy services, announced today that its
subsidiary, Alliance Imaging, has expanded its current relationship with
Pinehurst Surgical (“Pinehurst”), the largest surgical practice in the
Pinehurst, North Carolina area.

Under the expanded agreement, Alliance Imaging will take over full operation
of Pinehurst’s Imaging Department, including all imaging modalities and
services, equipment, staffing, management, and providing reimbursement
guidance. As part of the agreement, Alliance Imaging will hire the existing
staff to ensure continued excellence in service and care. This expansion of
the existing nine-year relationship means Alliance Imaging will provide
Pinehurst patients with leading-edge MRI services for the next seven years, in
addition to the jointly held MRI services that have been in place since August

“We knew we needed an experienced partner that could guide and manage our
imaging program to maximize quality, cost-effective patient care, and promote
operational efficiencies and effective asset utilization as we move forward
with the Pinehurst Accountable Care Network,” stated Dr. Raymond Washington,
President of Pinehurst Surgical. “We have had a productive and successful
partnership with Alliance. Their pedigree of partnering successfully with
hospitals and enhanced care delivery networks, along with their reputation for
clinical excellence, made them a logical choice. We look forward to continuing
to work collaboratively with the Alliance team to take Pinehurst’s imaging
services to the next level.”

With more than 30 years of radiology expertise, Alliance provides the
full-service, comprehensive imaging services hospitals and healthcare
providers like Pinehurst Surgical need to run efficiently and effectively. In
addition, Alliance provides Enhanced Value Services focused on capturing,
tracking, analyzing, dissecting, and operationalizing key market insights,
competitive intelligence, operational analytics, and referral practice
patterns that providers want to help drive volume and revenue. Delivering the
value and expertise today’s healthcare service providers need and want makes
Alliance the preferred strategic partner for all aspects of their radiology
service line.

“The expansion of our relationship with a premier healthcare provider
organization like Pinehurst Surgical is a great example of our drive for
growth through our Enhanced Value Proposition,” said Tom Tomlinson, Chief
Executive Officer and President of Alliance HealthCare Services. “Building
upon a foundation of core imaging services and our nine-

year relationship with the Pinehurst team, this collaborative partnership to
provide both comprehensive imaging services and marketplace expertise will
allow us to improve clinical quality and mitigate risk in this evolving
healthcare industry environment.”

A division of Alliance HealthCare Services, Alliance Imaging is the largest
provider of advanced outpatient diagnostic imaging services inthe United
States, focusing on MRI, PET/CT and CT. Distinguished by the strategy of
partnering directly with hospitals and other healthcare providers, Alliance is
committed to providing the best solution for each organization’s needs.

About Alliance HealthCare Services

Alliance HealthCare Services is a leading national provider of radiology
solutions 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
127 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.

About Pinehurst Surgical

Founded in 1946, Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of
ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in
Pinehurst, NC. Pinehurst Surgical offers a comprehensive staff of surgeons and
other health care professionals trained in a wide variety of disciplines to
meet all your medical needs. The medical specialties include: Audiology, Ear,
Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, General & Bariatric Surgery,
Ophthalmology Surgery, Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgery, Physical
Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Spine Surgery & Interventional Pain Management,
Urologic Surgery, Vascular & Vein Care Surgery and Women's Care. Pinehurst
Surgical also delivers attentive, specialized medical care in six additional
locations in Laurinburg, Hamlet, Hoke, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and
Troy—serving patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Asheboro,
Fuquay-Varina, Siler City and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina
and South Carolina.


Alliance HealthCare Services
Howard Aihara
Executive Vice President & CFO
Pinehurst Surgical
Paul Stetson
Chief Operations Officer
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