New dialysis center coming to Streamwood after state grants approval

October 18, 2011

(STREAMWOOD, IL) – The Illinois Health Facilities Services and Review Board approved U.S. Renal Care’s plans for a 13-station dialysis facility in Streamwood.  This is significant for area residents who currently have little choice when it comes to dialysis providers.

“Choice and quality go hand-in-hand.  We applaud the Illinois Health Facilities Services and Review Board for recognizing this,” said U.S. Renal Care President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Pirri.  “Frankly, patients here need options.  The board’s decision ensures they will get just that.”  

The new dialysis center, to be located at 149 Irving Park Road, will help meet the rising need for dialysis services in suburban Cook County.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects diabetes cases in the Chicago area to grow by nearly 50 percent by 2025.

“We commend the local leaders and Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital, who saw a gap in the region’s healthcare services and strove to fill it,” U.S. Renal Care Chief Medical Officer Stan Lindenfeld.  “We are excited to do our part and to deliver on our promises by bringing the highest quality of care to the Streamwood area.”

Leading the facility will be Dr. Gordon Lang.  He has been serving dialysis patients in the area for many years and is known for the quality of care he provides.

Local patients and community organizations expressed their support for the facility throughout the months-long approval process, at a public hearing in July and the recent state board meeting.  

U.S. Renal Care serves 6,200 patients and operates 125 clinics and outpatient facilities in 11 states.  The company also received state approval for new dialysis facilities in Bolingbrook and Downers Grove.