NightHawk Radiologists Named to Spokane's 'Best Doctors' List

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Radiologists recognized in March issue of 'Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living'

NightHawk is pleased that the quality of our doctors is being recognized within the communities we serve.

NightHawk Radiology Services, the leading provider of teleradiology solutions to radiology groups throughout the United States, is pleased to announce that two of its affiliated radiologists were recognized as "Best Doctors" in the March 2010 issue of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine. Drs. Patricia Barnes and Donald Eckard were two of seven radiologists named to the "Best Doctors" list excerpted from "The Best Doctors in America" database which includes approximately 50,000 doctors in more than 40 medical specialties.

"I am honored to receive this significant recognition," said Barnes, who has provided services to NightHawk since July 2006. Barnes earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and has held many senior radiology positions with various radiology groups, hospitals and health centers around the U.S.

Eckard earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has held a variety of radiology positions including instruction roles at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center and in the University of Virginia Health System. "To be recognized as among the 'Best Doctors' in radiology is very rewarding," Eckard said.

Added NightHawk's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timothy Myers: "NightHawk is pleased that the quality of our doctors is being recognized within the communities we serve. We congratulate and commend both Dr. Barnes and Dr. Eckard on this accolade. The superior contribution of these NightHawk radiologists is a reflection of our dedication to improve patient care while helping transform and lead the teleradiology industry."

About NightHawk
NightHawk Radiology (Nasdaq: NHWK) is leading the transformation of the practice of radiology by providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions to radiology groups and hospitals throughout the United States. NightHawk provides the most complete suite of solutions, including professional services, business services, and its advanced, proprietary clinical workflow technology, all designed to increase efficiencies and improve the quality of patient care and the lives of physicians who provide it. NightHawk's team of U.S. board-certified, state-licensed, and hospital-privileged physicians located in the United States, Australia, and Switzerland, provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to approximately 1,590 sites, representing approximately 26% of all hospitals in the United States. For more information, visit

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