I-MED Radiology Network appoints new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to its Board

I-MED Radiology Network appoints new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to its Board

9 September 2022

I-MED Radiology Network announced today the appointment of its new non-executive Chairperson, George Savvides AM, and non-executive Vice Chairperson, Pattie Beerens. 

Both appointments are effective immediately. Together, Mr Savvides and Ms Beerens will bring over 50 years’ combined deep leadership experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector, to the company’s Board of Directors.  

Mr Savvides has 30 years’ experience in Chief Executive roles within the ANZ healthcare sector, including 14 years at the head of Medibank. Ms Beerens brings more than 20 years’ experience in Australia’s healthcare sector and has held a number of senior executive roles in the industry, including as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association.

I-MED Radiology Network CEO, Dr Shrey Viranna, said: “In addition to being the region’s largest medical imaging network, we are strong believers in local connections and delivering tailored healthcare services to the communities in which we operate. We are really excited to be drawing on both George and Pattie’s knowledge and expert guidance to support us in meeting the unique needs of our patients and referrers, particularly as we further consolidate our position as the leading provider of medical imaging services across Australia and New Zealand.”  

Sebastian Hoffmann, acting Chair and non-executive Director of I-MED Radiology Network, added: “With their unique experience in the healthcare and corporate sectors, both George and Pattie are well positioned to understand the complex nature of the delivery of healthcare services in the region. On behalf of the Board, we look forward to working with them as we continue to strengthen I-MED’s position as a leading medical imaging group.”  

About the new board members

George - Chairperson

George Savvides AM joins the I-MED Board as Chairperson on 9 September 2022. He has 30 years’ experience in Chief Executive roles within the ANZ health care sector, including 14 years at the head of Medibank during which time the organisation was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

George is the current Chair of SBS, and a Non-Executive Director of IAG, Ryman Healthcare and Buildxact.

His previous board roles include Chair of World Vision Australia, Next Science Ltd and Macquarie University Hospital. In addition, he is the former CEO of Sigma Pharmaceuticals, and Managing Director of Smith & Nephew ANZ.

George has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of NSW, and an MBA from UTS.

Pattie - Vice Chairperson

Pattie Beerens joins the I-MED Board as Vice Chairperson on 9 September 2022.  With over 20 years’ experience in Australia’s health care sector, she has held a number of senior executive roles in the industry.

Pattie is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association which represents private radiology practices across Australia, working to ensure diagnostic imaging remains accessible, affordable, and safe for all Australians.  She is also the former Executive Director of the National Pharmaceutical Services Association and led the establishment of the Community Service Obligation (a Federal Government initiative), which continues to underpin timely patient access to medicines across rural Australia.

Pattie has degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

About I-MED Radiology Network

I-MED Radiology Network is Australia’s largest diagnostic imaging network, offering medical imaging and radiology services including x-ray, PET, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography and interventional procedures. 

Across Australia, I-MED Radiology Network operates 250 clinics and performs over 6 million patient procedures each year, making us one of the largest providers of medical imaging in the world. With over 400 doctors and 4,700 staff actively sharing clinical knowledge and expertise, a consistently high level of service is assured across all clinics. In 2022 I-MED Radiology’s clinic network expanded across the Tasman following the acquisition of Hamilton Radiology and Midland MRI located in New Zealand’s North Island. We also have a large teleradiology operation – I-TeleRAD – which provides round-the-clock radiology reporting throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

At I-MED Radiology Network there is a strong belief that we can be the most respected and trusted medical imaging specialists in the world. That’s our vision, underpinned by our purpose - to help save lives and reduce uncertainty. We strive to be the provider of choice, consistently delivering high quality healthcare to every patient, every time.

Quality. Working together. Innovation. Compassion. Connection. These are the values that set us apart, along with our people, our state-of-the-art technology, our innovative systems, and our imaging and diagnosis. So much so, that we are the provider of choice for more specialists, GPs, hospitals, and allied health professionals around Australia.

For more information visit: www.i-med.com.au.

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