Press Release


American Renal Associates Opens a New Facility in Circleville, Ohio

BEVERLY, MA - American Renal Associates LLC (“ARA”) today announced the opening of the Pickaway Dialysis Center, a new outpatient facility located in Circleville, Ohio.  The facility is now admitting patients after passing all regulatory requirements without any deficiencies.  This is the 6th facility opened by ARA in 2007 and is ARA’s 7th facility in the State of Ohio. 

The goal of ARA and the facility’s Medical Director, Abdus Malik, M.D., was to create an environment that caters to patient comfort, as well as high quality patient care.  Some of the amenities which each individual patient station has are heated and massage dialysis chairs, cable programming on a flat screen television, and Sirius Satellite Radio.  The facility also has wireless internet access for patients with wireless laptops, and a DVD player is available.  The facility is located at 1180 North Court Street, Circleville, Ohio. 

“We are very pleased to have partnered with such a strong clinical team to open this beautiful facility in Circleville, Ohio”, stated Joseph Carlucci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ARA. “This marks the 7th facility in the state of Ohio for ARA. We continue to strive for excellent care for the patients that chose ARA as well as the highest staff, physician, and patient satisfaction in the dialysis industry.”
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 or managed. ARA facilities are located in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit