Richard Flannery has been active in the Medical Imaging / X-ray field since 1972. He started with CGR Medical Corp / Westinghouse X-ray, becoming responsible for most of the Cardiac Catheterization labs in the Western United States. He also specialized in complex angiography suites utilized for all forms of special procedures. While an area supervisor for the greater Los Angeles area, he utilized his military leadership skills to create a more cohesive service and support group. As an imaging/equipment
specialist he would accompany sales personnel as the technical specialist during presentations and negotiations. He also trained in the latest technology that was becoming available, such as, electronic digital angiography. This knowledge lead to the presentation, sale, and installation of the first digital system on the West Coast, in a lab he was directly involved in supporting.
Leaving CGR in 1980 to form his own company with his wife, Mary Ann, EP Radiological Services Inc. began servicing the Southern California area building a loyal customer following. EP Radiological Services can proudly call most of these accounts customers today. The company has continued to expand its knowledge base and support abilities from the founding of the company.
During these 37 years of business, EP has grown and the management of the company has learned many valuable lessons. They have not compromised their core values of providing excellent service, in both sales and service support. Richard has been directly involved in this operation throughout its history. They have represented many products as dealers during this time and have maintained their level of training to continue being in the vanguard for today’s latest products.
EP has also looked at and stayed on the edge of technology by learning the patient care cycle and providing RIS/PACS for their customers. These products range from full enterprise installations to single user, small office PACS. They have personnel that specialize in integrating these products via HL-7 interfaces and database management as well as the full patient care experience.
Richard Flannery has weathered both good and bad times along with the rest of the medical business, always looking for ways to keep EP Radiological Services in the forefront of the industry. He has been able to keep his company viable with the support of many good people that have the same outlook as what he has always espoused. “Our ultimate mission is to provide the best diagnostic equipment with the best support which positively affects patient care.” EP Radiological Services continues to grow to this day.
Richard Flannery, a Vietnam Veteran, has been married to his wife Mary Ann for 43 years. They have 4 adult children that have moved onto their own careers. He and Mary Ann live in The San Fernando Valley a northern area of Los Angeles.