Bob Still plans to retire soon as executive director of the Radiology Business Management Association, the organization announced.
Still will step down in mid-2024 from the post he has held for nearly seven years. A resident of Lake Wynonah, Pennsylvania, Still turns 70 in July and said he wants to spend more time his wife, Barb, their four adult children, and four grandkids, who all love fishing with grandpa. He’ll also look to stay involved with the industry through the RBMA Foundation and the Radiology Patient Action Network.
“I’ve been blessed to have spent 30 years in radiology managing a practice and leading RBMA,” Still told Radiology Business. “This is a dynamic industry that continues to meet the challenges healthcare faces. My hope is that Congress and CMS acknowledge the value of subspecialty care and develop a more equitable physician payment system. It has been my honor to lead!”
Association President Kit Crancer announced the “well deserved” retirement news in a Nov. 21 email to members. He called Still a “guiding light” for the professional association, “elevating our stature as the definitive voice in the business of radiology.”
“His commitment to launching groundbreaking advocacy initiatives at both state and federal levels has not only showcased our capabilities as an organization but also profoundly impacted our field,” Crancer wrote. “Under his leadership, we've developed a deeper sense of community, enriched by education, the sharing of best practices, and the cultivation of lasting friendships. The industry owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Bob for his service and dedication.”
RBMA board members have agreed to form an Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by Past President Mark Kalmar. The group will guide the process, seeking someone who will “build upon the already robust foundation that has been established and steer RBMA toward new horizons.” Crancer urged members to get involved and share their insights.
“The Board of Directors’ aim is to find a leader who will continue to innovate, advocate and foster our community spirit, enhancing the legacy that Bob has so passionately crafted,” wrote Crancer, who also is senior VP of public policy and radiologist partnerships at Minnesota-based Rayus Radiology. “This is a moment of optimism and potential—a chance to envision and shape the future of RBMA.”
Established in 1968, RBMA consists of over 2,200 radiology business leaders who represent 800-plus practices in all 50 states. Specialties covered include diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, independent diagnostic testing facilities and radiation oncology.