Capitol Imaging Services

Our Founder & History

Dr. John Hamide

John Hamide, MD

In 2014, John Hamide,MD, an interventional radiologist, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and practicing diagnostic imaging on an outpatient basis, acquired his first imaging center, Baton Rouge Imaging.   The success of that acquisition was the forerunner to his acquiring four additional imaging centers in the following year of 2015: Ascension Open MRI in Gonzales, Bluebonnet Imaging Center of Baton Rouge, Central Imaging Center of Central, and North Shore MRI in Covington.  Simultaneously, he launched Capitol Imaging, LLC which set the stage for future acquisitions under one corporate structure.

Capitol Imaging continued growing with the acquisition of over 16 additional imaging centers across Louisiana and Alabama from late 2015 through late 2020.  To capitalize on the rapidly growing imaging corporation, Dr. Hamide entered a partnership with Clearview Capital LP which brought a strong funding capability and organizational structure into Capitol Imaging.  As part of this expansion, on January 1 of 2020, the leadership of what would become Capitol Imaging Services (CIS) in October of 2020, was consolidated into one leadership team with John P. Stagg selected as CEO of the corporation.  Most of the management team is still here today and bring over 100 years of experience with them to help expand Capitol’s footprint throughout the Gulf South.

Today, Capitol Imaging Services operates 29 diagnostic imaging centers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, with several additional centers planned to join the CIS family in the near future.  The CIS family of centers has evolved to operate under a strong corporate structure with a dynamic internal system that utilizes advanced technologies to link all operating sites together in areas of image archiving, billing and revenue cycle management, communication technologies, human resources/employment benefits, and accounting processes.

Dr. Hamide continues to serve both the public and the medical community in the Greater New Orleans area.

Our Timeline

  • December 2014

    Dr. John Hamide acquires Baton Rouge Imaging

  • September 2015

    Northwest Imaging

  • February 2016

    Open MRI of Hammond

  • March 2017

    Fairway Imaging d/b/a Premier Open MRI

  • October 2017

    River Bend Imaging

  • July 2019

    Heritage Diagnostic Center, AL and Vestavia Hills Imaging Center, AL

  • August 2019

    M.R. Imaging Systems

  • November 2020

    Advanced Imaging of Lafayette

  • August 2021

    Central MS Diagnostics

  • July 2015

    Dr. John Hamide launches CILLC - Ascension Open MRI, Bluebonnet Imaging Center, Central Imaging Center, and Northshore MRI

  • November 2015

    OpenSided MRI of New Orleans

  • December 2016

    DIS Covington, DIS Marrero, DIS Metairie, DIS Slidell

  • May 2017

    ProEast Imaging

  • June 2018

    Northeast Imaging Center commences operation

  • July 2019

    Doctor's Imaging

  • October 2020

    CIS partners with Clearview Capital L.P.

  • June 2021

    Open Air MRI of CENLA, Louisiana Pet/CT of Lake Charles, Texarkana PET/CT Imaging Institute, Homosassa Open MRI

  • September 2021

    Imaging Center of Columbus, Imaging Center of Meridian, Southern Imaging Specialists

  • December 2014

    Dr. John Hamide acquires Baton Rouge Imaging

  • July 2015

    Dr. John Hamide launches CILLC - Ascension Open MRI, Bluebonnet Imaging Center, Central Imaging Center, and North Shore MRI

  • September 2015

    Northwest Imaging

  • November 2015

    OpenSided MRI of New Orleans

  • February 2016

    Open MRI of Hammond

  • December 2016

    DIS Covington, DIS Marrero, DIS Metairie, DIS Slidell

  • March 2017

    Fairway Imaging d/b/a Premier Open MRI

  • May 2017

    ProEast Imaging

  • October 2017

    River Bend Imaging

  • June 2018

    Northeast Imaging Center commences operation

  • July 2019

    Heritage Diagnostic Center, AL and Vestavia Hills Imaging Center, AL

  • July 2019

    Doctors Imaging

  • August 2019

    M.R. Imaging Systems

  • October 2020

    CIS partners with Clearview Capital L.P.

  • November 2020

    Advanced Imaging of Lafayette

  • June 2021

    Open Air MRI of CENLA, Louisiana Pet/CT of Lake Charles, Texarkana PET/CT Imaging Institute, Homosassa Open MRI

  • August 2021

    Central MS Diagnostics

  • September 2021

    Imaging Center of Columbus, Imaging Center of Meridian, Southern Imaging Specialists