Radiologists Dr. Steven Lipman and Dr. Alberto Righi (center) with members of the Radiology team at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

The Radiology Department of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota was recently awarded the Five Star Excellence Award for 2016 by Professional Research Consultants Inc., the largest private market research firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. Doctors Hospital Radiology was ranked among the top 10% of the more than 600 hospitals surveyed nationwide.

Each year approximately 50,000 diagnostic exams and image-guided procedures are performed at Doctors Hospital. The radiologists carefully review X-rays, Ultrasounds, MRI and CT scans for clues that can help physicians diagnose their patients. Because of the quality of the imaging studies and confidence in their interpretations, Sarasota physicians who practice at the hospital ranked the department a top performer. "As consultants for the medical staff it is very gratifying to have the contributions we make to patient care acknowledged and appreciated by our clinical colleagues," said Steven Lipman, M.D., Medical Director of Radiology at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

The radiology department also boasts a highly skilled and specialized staff of technologists and RNs with most holding at least one advanced certification. The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.