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New Radiology Director at Texas Health Allen Counts Aviation as Hobby
08/21/2012

ALLEN, Texas — Greg Pipes isn’t just focused on radiology. He’s a pilot and has a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Greg Pipes was recently named director of radiology at Texas Health Allen.
Greg Pipes was recently named director of radiology at Texas Health Allen.

But when he’s not thinking about aeronautics, Pipes sees lots of opportunities ahead to improve Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen’s radiology services.

As the new director of radiology, Pipes, M.S., R.T. (R)(CT)(CV), ACHE, C.R.A., said that he is excited to be working with a staff of 40 employees at Texas Health Allen. The hospital offers a wide range of radiology services, including CT scans, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and mammography in the breast center.

“We will work diligently towards broadening our scope of services to meet our customer needs while focusing on building strong relationships with our patients and referring physicians through improved communication, education, and access to care,” Pipes said. One of the ways he will be expanding the scope of the department’s services is by training staff to provide more procedures using the hospital’s existing equipment.

Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cook said she is excited to have Pipes on the team and working to improve the radiology process for patients and for physicians on the medical staff.

“Our employees in radiology are key members of the Texas Health Allen team and we are pleased to have Greg implementing his vision for radiology to grow in the future,” Cook said.

Pipes has spent 20 years working in radiology and more than 14 years in health care administration. He is nearing completion of a master's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.

When he’s not busy at work or in a plane, Pipes says he is a family man — with four daughters and one grandson. Pipes lives in Wylie.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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