MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) - Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) announced today that Robert Baumgartner, the company's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board, has decided to retire effective August 1, 2015. Baumgartner will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the board of directors. Richard Long, CDI's President and Chief Operating Officer, will take over as CEO on August 1, 2015.

Baumgartner's decision to retire will bring to a close a chapter in a remarkable career in which he led CDI through a tremendous period of growth resulting in more than 35 new partnerships across the country. He joined CDI as CEO in 2001 and was named CEO and Executive Chairman in May 2011.

"I am proud of what we have accomplished and equally excited about the future for CDI," said Baumgartner. "Today, CDI is known as the leading provider of high-quality imaging services in the US, and I am confident CDI will continue to grow under Rick's able leadership."

"Bob has been an incredible leader for this organization during a time of significant change in our industry," said Long. "CDI, from its very beginnings, has built a diagnostic imaging services company that is unmatched in the industry in terms of quality, patient care, and customer service. Under Bob's leadership, CDI has grown into a company that is national in scope and a leader in the industry. My goal is to continue to build on our platform of excellence and lead CDI's growth into the future."

Prior to joining CDI, Mr. Baumgartner held the positions of chief executive officer and board member of American Coating International, president and chief executive officer of First Solar, president of Apogee Auto Glass Group and other executive positions. He currently serves on the boards of Bio-Techne Inc., CareStream Health and Invenshure LLC, and he is a director and past chairman of the Association for Quality Imaging (AQI).

Upon Baumgartner's recommendation, CDI's board of directors has unanimously elected Richard Long as chief executive officer and president.

"Rick's promotion has been part of a planned transition for him to assume day-to-day responsibilities for all corporate functions and operations," said Baumgartner. "I have had the pleasure of working with Rick for the last eleven years at CDI and have the utmost confidence that Rick will continue to promote our culture of quality and excellence and take the company to the next level of growth."

Long joined CDI in 2004 as vice president of market development. He was named a regional vice president in 2005 and became senior vice president of market operations in 2010. Since 2011, Long has been chief operating officer, with the additional title of president added in 2014. He has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience including region manager for General Electric prior to joining CDI.

About Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)

CDI is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services through its network of centers and mobile imaging solutions. The organization, with nearly 2,000 associates nationally, is committed to delivering clinical excellence in communities across the U.S. driven by its affiliated subspecialized radiologists, compassionate, safe and cost-efficient care, and superior service to referring providers and patients. CDI, which includes Insight Imaging and many market-based partnerships, is one of the nation's largest provider networks for radiology services and solutions. For more information on our locations, partners and services, visit myCDI.com.

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