Press Release


American Renal Associates Opens a New Facility in Bristol, Pennsylvania

BEVERLY, MA - American Renal Associates LLC (“ARA”) today announced the opening of the Dialysis Center of Bucks County, a new outpatient facility located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The facility is now admitting patients after passing all regulatory requirements without any deficiencies. This is the 10th facility opened by ARA in 2006 and is ARA’s fifth facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The combined partnership of ARA physicians from Kidney and Hypertension, P.C. and Nephrology & Hypertension Assoc. P.C. illustrates their focus on quality patient care combined with patient convenience and comfort. The facility has state-of-the-art technology both to support clinical quality, as well as to make the patients’ time on dialysis as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Some of the amenities that each individual patient station has are heated and massage dialysis chairs, satellite programming on a flat screen television, Sirius Satellite Radio, individually controlled lighting and wireless internet connections.

“We have partnered with the two most successful nephrology groups in the Bristol/Langhorne area. What is most gratifying to us is that these groups have chosen ARA after many years of affiliation with other large chain providers and after reviewing other possibilities. We are thrilled to be working with such an experienced group of physicians and staff,” commented Christopher Ford, Chairman and Co-Founder of ARA.

Gary Sirken, D.O., Medical Director stated, “The unit in Bristol is beautiful and I believe that the patients are going to be very happy there. I am proud to be part of such a professional and dedicated team."

ARA’s focuses on developing new start-up (de novo) treatment facilities in partnership with physicians and also acquires existing dialysis units in selective strategic markets. The company opened 10 facilities in 2006 and expects to continue its strong growth throughout 2007 and beyond.

About American Renal Associates
American Renal Associates, Inc. is a leading owner and operator of outpatient kidney dialysis facilities operating facilities in partnership with nephrologists throughout the United States. The Company’s unique operating philosophy merges physician autonomy, leading edge patient care and financial partnership between the nephrologist and ARA. Consequently, within six years ARA has become one of the largest providers of outpatient kidney dialysis services in the nation with more than 65 facilities owned, managed or under development. ARA facilities are located in 14 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit