Virtual Radiologic Names George Morgan New CEO

George Morgan, who most recently served as chief operating officer of U.S. Oncology, will succeed Rob Kill.

Virtual Radiologic announced Tuesday that it has appointed George Morgan as its new CEO, effective immediately.

Morgan succeeds Rob Kill, who served as CEO for five years and left the company in late March.

Sandy Schmitt, Virtual Radiologic's senior vice president of strategy and development, told Twin Cities Business that Kill left by “mutual agreement” with the company's board in order to “pursue other opportunities.” She said she is not aware of his current activities or future plans.

Eden Prairie-based Virtual Radiologic offers an Internet-based service that analyzes CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and other diagnostic images for hospitals and radiology clinics.

The company said that Morgan has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the health care industry, including seven years as chief operating officer (COO) at U.S. Oncology, which was acquired by San Francisco-based McKesson in 2010.

Under Morgan's leadership, U.S. Oncology grew its annual revenues from $1.5 billion to more than $3 billion, according to Virtual Radiologic. Prior to joining U.S. Oncology, Morgan held executive roles at companies including Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Health and Portland, Oregon-based The Western Group.

“We are thrilled that [Morgan] has decided to join the [Virtual Radiologic] team,” Pat Basu, the company's COO and chief medical officer, said in a statement. “He has a deep understanding of physicians' and hospitals' needs for innovative services, first-class quality, and cutting-edge technologies. With his experience and leadership, [Morgan] will ensure that [the company] continues to lead, innovate, and provide the highest quality patient care to our large network of radiology partners and hospitals.”

Virtual Radiologic was a public company until it was acquired in 2010 by Rhode Island-based private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.