by Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | April 01, 2011
Medical equipment dealer and service company Block Imaging International Inc. has entered into a "joint alliance" with health care lender VFG Healthcare.
The companies said Thursday the deal would give Block Imaging access to the Vision Financial Group Inc. subsidiary's financing and leasing products, while VFG Healthcare would have use of Block's refurbished equipment, service coverage and market reports.
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“This alliance signals a new day in the refurbished imaging equipment and finance world," Bruce Block
, founder and president of Block Imaging, said in a statement. He said the alliance signaled the "maturing and morphing of two important industries.”
Lansing, Mich.-based Block was founded in 1997. Vision Financial Group is headquartered in Pittsburgh, and was founded in 1991.