Press Release


American Renal Associates Opens a New Facility in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

BEVERLY, MA - American Renal Associates LLC (“ARA”) today announced the opening of the Langhorne Dialysis, a new outpatient facility located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The facility is now admitting patients after passing all regulatory requirements without any deficiencies. This is the 1st denovo facility opened by ARA in 2007 and is ARA’s sixth facility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“ARA is extremely fortunate to be partnering with the two most successful and established nephrology groups in the Bristol/Langhorne area,” commented Chris Ford, Co-Founder and Chairman of ARA. “This medical team brings years of technical experience, knowledge of the local community and proven compassion for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. We are blessed to have attracted a seasoned group of patient care staff to join this facility clinical team. ARA is proud to open this second facility in the Bucks County community following the recent opening of the Dialysis Center of Bucks County in Bristol.”

The combined partnership of 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 team of experienced nephrologists have been serving the community for years and are dedicated to the Bucks County region. 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.

Christopher Frankel, M.D., Medical Director, expressed his pride regarding the new local facility. “My fellow nephrologists on the team and I are proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art dialysis facility in Langhorne. Our facility will be personally run by experienced nephrologists who have been committed to Bucks County and have already been serving this community for up to 25 years. We are all personally committed to providing the best care and comfort for the local patients whom we have worked with for so many years. I truly believe that the shared commitments of ARA and the physicians of our team are to provide quality care to and improve the health and well being of patients needing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.”

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 66 facilities owned, managed or under development. ARA facilities are located in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit