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American Renal Associates Opens a New Facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina

BEVERLY, MA - American Renal Associates LLC (“ARA”) today announced the recent opening of the Carolina Dialysis LLC, a new outpatient facility located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This was the 9th facility opened by ARA in 2006 and the first ARA facility in the state of South Carolina. The facility is hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 28th from 2:00PM – 5:00PM. Private tours may also be scheduled at an individual’s convenience.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Spartanburg community. This is the first new outpatient dialysis facility in the city in over 10 years, and we feel that our facility offers a modern and state-of-the-art standard of dialysis care. The medical staff working with Dr. Knoy and Dr. Subramaniam are an incredibly experienced team, and I’ve been impressed with their compassion and understanding of patients’ needs,” commented Steven Rastom, Vice President of Operations at ARA.

Kathryn Knoy, MD, Medical Director, stated, “We are delighted to now be able to offer an exciting, new choice for dialysis patients in the Spartanburg community. I am proud of the extremely professional and experienced staff that works at the facility.”

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 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, contact info@americanrenal.com or visit www.americanrenal.com.