To be the preferred provider of high quality, state-of-the-art, sub-specialized diagnostic and interventional radiology services.
- Patient care first
- Integrity and compassion
- Fairness and respect to all
- Collegiality and cooperation
Advanced Radiology and STARS are two separate companies made up of a diverse group of individuals working toward a common goal. We strive to create a workplace that celebrates the differences of our employees, providers and patients, and take responsibility for creating a culture of inclusion, curiosity and diversity of thought. We recognize that our unique perspectives help us do a better job of caring for our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
ARS will be the leader in the practice of radiology, offering specialized comprehensive radiology services, supported by strong management, information technology, and billing services. Quality and efficiency will result from the professional synergies at all levels within the corporation.
Advanced Radiology Services, PC (ARS) formed in 1997 when the independent radiology practices serving Butterworth and Blodgett Hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan merged. Several mergers followed including the oldest radiology practice in the United States, Kalamazoo Radiology, which began service in 1897. ARS has grown to become one of the largest private radiology practices in the country, performing 3.4 million studies annually and covering a significant portion of Michigan.
As a nationally recognized practice Advanced Radiology Services provides sub-specialized final reports 24/7. The practice is committed to state of the art technologies from clinical procedures to IT infrastructure and clinical applications, placing us at the leading edge of our profession.
STARS, a wholly owned subsidiary of ARS employs more than 200 individuals. The company provides professional administrative and billing services and is led by experts in practice management, IT, revenue cycle administration and legal services. The focus is on delivering tools, processes and support to help the radiologists be as efficient as possible.
1997 – ARS was formed when the two independent radiology practices servicing Butterworth and Blodgett Hospitals merged.
1997- ARS physicians continued to take responsibility for the education of medical students and residents for the established ACGME certified residency program that had been in place since the 80’s.
2003 – Kalamazoo Radiology, P.C, one of the oldest radiology practices in the US joins and ARS begins providing services to Bronson Healthcare. Their legacy of service in the Southwest Michigan area dates back to 1897.
2005 – ARS merges with Grand Valley Radiology to provide services to Holland Hospital.
2008 – Ingham Radiology Associates in Lansing joins and ARS begins servicing McLaren Greater Lansing, Sparrow Eaton Hospital, and Eaton Rapids Medical Center.
2009– ARS physicians play a lead role in developing the radiology program for the newly opened Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids.
2011- ARS completes its first implementation of its distributed radiology IT platform.
2014 –ARS physicians serve as Co-Chair of the WMU Department of Radiology for the newly opened WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine.
2015 – ARS expands to service Bronson Battle Creek.
2016 – ARS expands to service Spectrum Ludington.
2017 – ARS expands to service Spectrum Big Rapids.
2018 – ARS expands to service Allegan Community Hospital, Spectrum Pennock Hospital and Health Pointe in Grand Haven. Radiology Associates of Berrien County joins ARS to service Lakeland Health in Niles, St. Joseph and Watervliet.
2019 – ARS forms joint venture with Michigan State University – Spartan Radiology, Inc. to provide services to McLaren Greater Lansing beginning 1/1/20.
2019 – ARS partners with Michigan State University and Spectrum Health to establish a six year integrated interventional radiology residency program. ARS physicians serve as Program Director and Assistant Program Director.
2020 – Spartan Radiology expands to provide services to McLaren Bay Region. ARS expands to service Memorial Healthcare in Owosso.
2021 – ARS expands to provide services to Ascension Macomb Oakland in Warren and Madison Heights. The physicians of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants join ARS.
2021 – The new integrated interventional radiology residency program was approved by the ACGME in January and matched the first class of residents in March.
2021 – Spectrum Health goes live on our distributed radiology platform expanding subspecialty coverage and service to Grand Rapids and the West Michigan region.
2022 – ARS expands to service Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw and the 8 hospitals of MyMichigan Health, headquartered in Midland and Spartan Radiology expands services to McLaren Central Michigan. The providers and office staff of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging join ARS/STARS.