Shields Health Care Group and Anna Jaques Hospital Expand Partnership to Include MRI Services

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – March 27, 2017 – Shields Health Care Group (Shields), New England’s largest network of independent imaging centers, and Anna Jaques Hospital (Anna Jaques) today announced that they have expanded their imaging partnership to include access to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the diagnostic imaging center located at 25 Highland Avenue.  Shields already provides PET/CT services jointly with Anna Jaques.

“We are committed to providing our patients with quality healthcare locally and are pleased to once again partner with Shields Health Care Group to offer MRI services to the North Shore community,” said Mark Goldstein, president and CEO of Anna Jaques Hospital.

A MRI scan involves using a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of organs and structures inside the body, in many cases providing information that cannot be obtained from an X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan.

“We are thrilled to expand in to Newburyport through another successful partnership with Anna Jaques Hospital,” said Tom Shields Jr., president and CEO of Shields Health Care Group. “We are looking forward to working with Anna Jaques to meet and exceed their patients’ imaging needs by providing high-quality services.”

The Anna Jaques - Shields 1.5T high-field MRI scanner will be available at Anna Jaques Hospital seven days a week starting this month.

About Shields Health Care Group

A family-owned and operated business, Shields offers the largest and most technically advanced network of medical imaging and diagnostic treatment facilities in New England. With a focus on cutting-edge technology, provider expertise and affordability Shields prioritizes the patient experience above all.  Shields Health Care Group provides MRI, PET/CT and Radiation Oncology services to patients at more than 30 locations in New England along with a joint-venture model for PET/CT services with several other healthcare providers throughout Massachusetts. Additional services include open-bore MRI machines that allow for greater patient comfort, MR arthrogram and breast MRI, as well as Shields ProCare, an imaging medical equipment maintenance and service company. All Shields locations are ACR accredited.

About Anna Jaques Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving 17 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. Our mission is to provide measurably high quality medical care, in alliance with our medical staff. Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering high quality, low cost community health care with an emphasis on patient satisfaction. The hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Boston academic medical center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.