Ricky Arbuckle, COOChief Operating Officer
Ricky has over 37 years of experience in the field of diagnostic imaging that includes radiology, cardiology, radiation therapy, and cath lab / special procedures, including the last 11 years in outpatient imaging. He is responsible for operations at all CIS facilities. Additionally, he develops and directs initiatives relating to today’s patient care and to the ongoing changes and uncertainty in the healthcare industry.
Ricky began his career as a staff radiologic technologist at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans. Before joining CIS, he served as chairman of the board for East Jefferson General Hospital-Radiation Therapy, as director of imaging at St. Bernard Parish Hospital, director of radiology and radiation therapy at East Jefferson General Hospital, and quality manager for radiology at Southern Baptist Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Mercy Baptist, and Memorial Medical Center. He also served as director of cardiology, respiratory, health, and fitness, and transport at Memorial Medical Center.
He is a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA), is Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management Certified (ARLM), being the first-person certified as such in the state of Louisiana. He is also a licensed Louisiana State Radiologic Technologist, an American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, (ARRT) and holds certifications as a radiologic technologist and as a cardiovascular technologist M.B.A from Touro University, as well as a Bachelor of Science from the College of St. Francis.
Ricky ensures Capitol Imaging Services vision while looking to internal and external growth to keep employees and facilities ahead of our competition while providing strategic direction and value to the execution of the CIS business plan for all CIS facilities. His focus is on quality, safety, and performance within all areas of patient care and embraces the process of change in those areas as driving factors to overall improvement.
Ricky is married and has three daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking, working on his old truck, golf, and playing with his grandchildren.