Edward B. Schmidt M.D. Joins Somerset Hospital as the Department of Radiology Medical Director

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Somerset Hospital and Foundation Radiology Group announce Edward B. Schmidt M.D. as Medical Director for the Somerset Hospital Department of Radiology to enhance the quality of care and provide patients access to world-class imaging specialists.

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Dr. Schmidt's addition to our medical staff and the access he will provide to other Foundation Radiology Group subspecialists will greatly enhance the level of care and quality we can offer to our patients.

Craig Saylor
COO of Somerset Hospital

Somerset Hospital in Somerset, PA and Foundation Radiology Group are pleased to announce the addition of Edward B. Schmidt M.D. as Medical Director for the Somerset Hospital Department of Radiology.

Dr. Schmidt is a graduate of the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas and his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. Dr. Schmidt completed post residency training in breast imaging at Womack Army Medical center where he also held the position of Chief of Breast Imaging, Diagnosis and Interventions.

Prior to joining the Somerset Hospital medical staff, Dr. Schmidt had a long prestigious career as a staff radiologist in addition to garnering several academic and hospital leadership appointments. He has conducted dozens of presentations and lectures on breast imaging as well as other diagnostic imaging techniques and conditions. When asked about the opportunity to join Somerset Hospital, Dr. Schmidt commented “I am very excited to become a part of this dedicated medical staff and a member of this wonderful community. It’s a great opportunity to build on the hospital’s tradition of providing outstanding care and service to the people of this area.”

James Backstrom, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Foundation Radiology Group said this of Dr. Schmidt. “His unique qualities and commitment to patient care complement Somerset Hospital’s mission to preserve and improve life by providing access to quality and customer friendly healthcare services.” He added “Dr. Schmidt's outstanding clinical experience and passion for radiology will be a great addition to the already impressive clinical team that the Somerset Hospital administration has put together to service the community's medical needs of the present and future.”

Craig Saylor, COO of Somerset Hospital mentioned “We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Schmidt to the Somerset Hospital family. His addition to our medical staff and the access he will provide to other Foundation Radiology Group subspecialists will greatly enhance the level of care and quality we can offer to our patients.”

About Somerset Hospital
Somerset Hospital has been a leader in Western Pennsylvania’s healthcare landscape since 1921. Presently, Somerset Hospital offers 117 inpatient beds, a state of the art medical imaging department, laboratory backed by a full service reference lab, obstetrics, inpatient psychiatric services and a full complement of wellness and rehabilitation programs. The mission of Somerset Hospital is to preserve health and improve life by providing access to quality, customer friendly healthcare services. Somerset Hospital, “Improving Your Health. And Your Life.”

About Foundation Radiology Group
Foundation Radiology Group, founded to revolutionize the practice of radiology in community healthcare settings, combines the subspecialty services of a renowned, highly-trained physician team with a state-of-the-art technology solution to provide hospitals, physicians and patients access to a high-quality, elegant diagnostic imaging solution, with industry-leading, final diagnosis clinically relevant turn-around times.

Foundation Radiology Group radiologists are all US-based providers and offer expertise in every subspecialty, including pediatric, neurology, mammography, musculoskeletal, PET/CT, cardiac CT and interventional radiology. Our physicians and highly-skilled customer service team are available 24/7/365. For more information, visit http://www.foundationradiologygroup.com, call 412-223-2272 or follow on Twitter @foundationRad.

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