(Plano, TX)— U.S. Renal Care, Inc. announced today that it has secured regulatory approval and finalized its merger with DSI Renal. Upon closing, U.S. Renal Care, the nation’s third largest dialysis provider, operates 300 state-of-the-art outpatient clinics, 147 home dialysis programs and 26 acute care hospital contracts throughout the country, providing high-quality care to approximately 23,000 patients across 33 states and the Territory of Guam.
“We are proud to have found a partner in DSI Renal who shares our goal of providing quality, compassionate care through an innovative physician-led care model, and patients across the country will benefit as a result of our merger,” said J. Christopher Brengard, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Renal Care. “This is an exciting time for U.S. Renal Care, and we look forward to working with our new employees, managers and physician partners to ensure excellent clinical and operational management, and to expand access to the care dialysis patients expect and deserve.”
The terms of the merger are effective as of January 1, 2016. USRC will assume responsibility for 99 facilities and 58 home therapy programs operated by DSI Renal.
Moving forward, USRC’s headquarters will remain in Plano, Texas and DSI’s Nashville, Tennessee office will operate as a USRC business office and corporate support center.
About U.S. Renal Care, Inc.
Founded in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2000 by an experienced team of healthcare executives, U.S. Renal Care, Inc. works in partnership with nephrologists to develop, acquire, and operate outpatient treatment centers for persons suffering from chronic kidney failure, also known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The company provides patients with their choice of a full range of quality in-center and at-home hemodialysis, as well as at-home peritoneal dialysis services. U.S. Renal Care's equity partners include Leonard Green & Partners, Cressey & Company and SV Life Sciences. For more information on U.S. Renal Care, Inc., please visit www.usrenalcare.com.