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Radiology contract gets scrapped at local hospital

October 23, 2013

Radiologist Dr. Natalia Zarzhevsky of Tahoe Carson Radiology, who practices at the Northern Inyo Hospital Radiology Department, speaks to the hospital board of directors about the no-cause cancellation of TCR’s contract, which will be effective January 2014. Her radiology partner, Interventional Radiologist Dr. Thomas McNamara sits two seats to Zarzhevsky’s left. Photo by Marilyn Blake Philip

The highly-praised Tahoe Carson Radiology practice has received notice this month that its contract to provide service at the Northern Inyo Hospital Radiology Department has been cancelled, to the dismay of some NIH medical staff.
On Oct. 16, the NIH Board of Directors approved the contract cancellation and gave TCR, of Carson City, Nev., a 90-day notice. NIH Director of Community Development, Marketing and Grant Writing Angie Aukee confirmed that TCR’s original contract to provide radiologist services began in January 2010 and will be cancelled effective Jan. 16, 2014. On Oct. 23, NIH Board President Dr. John Ungersma confirmed that the Board “rejected the contract without cause” even though TCR’s contract had just been renewed this past April.
TCR Medical Director of Imaging Dr. Natalia Zarzhevsky, the practicing radiologist at NIH three weeks of each month, said TCR was “blind-sided” by the news, especially in the face of the “overwhelming support” of many NIH medical staff.
Read more in the Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.

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