Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital has teamed up with Inland Imaging and
Dr. Jason Roth to help boost its
radiological services. The new arrangement has already greatly enhanced the speed and accuracy
CT scans can be read and analyzed and will soon be providing a new service as Dr.
Roth adds CT scan guided surgery to the hospital’s steadily growing
list of surgical capabilities.
Although actually employed by Inland Imaging, Dr. Roth is stationed at
Marcus Daly Hospital and has already been on the job for about two months.
The company is focused solely on providing radiological services across
the region and is led by a non-physician management team, covering most
of Washington State and into western Montana.
Dr. Roth grew up around Nashville, Tennessee and went to college at the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Four years later, in 2006, he earned
his Doctor of Medicine degree from the same school and then spent the
next year in an internship at Memorial Health University Medical Center
in Savannah, Georgia. He did his residency in Radiology from 2007 to 2011
at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Roth said his previous job working with a group of 10 radiologists serving
four hospitals kept him extremely busy with a very high volume of work
that demanded a lot of weekends and night work. With two children, one
four-year old and a two-year old, he said he and his wife realized that
their family life was suffering from the over-loaded working situation
and his wife started looking around for other jobs and saw this one with
Inland Imaging working for Marcus Daly Hospital. He applied and quickly
received a job offer, he said. He came up himself to scope out the hospital
and the valley and was impressed. His wife came up and checked things
out and it was a done deal.
Dr. Roth loves his new job. He works five days a week, about eight hours
a day, Monday through Friday and has plenty of time to spend with his
wife and kids. He also has a lot of help. At his old job, he was required
to do a whole lot more. Besides reading CT scans he had to help manage
the entire system, including billing and dealing with the complex computer
software systems required for the job.
“Now I can focus on my real work which is the radiology part,”
he said, “and leave the rest to the Inland team.” This is
one of the advantages, he said, in working for a company that has all
the bases covered by people who know the most about the task at hand.
Another great advantage is the number of specialists that are integrated
into the process, including but not limited to
muscular skeletal surgeons,
urologists, all of whom use CT scans or MRIs in some way.
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