BEVERLY, Mass. & DENVER -- American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA), a leading national provider of outpatient dialysis services, and Western Nephrology, one of the largest nephrology groups in Colorado, today announced plans to open the Kidney Center of the Rockies in Avon, Colorado. This state-of-the-art outpatient dialysis facility will be the only dialysis center located along the I-70 corridor in the Colorado Mountains between the major cities of Denver, CO and Grand Junction, CO. The facility will be in the Vail Valley, located at the new Buck Creek Medical Plaza in Avon, CO, and is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.
The new dialysis center will be owned in a partnership between American Renal Associates (ARA) and Western Nephrology. Leading kidney specialist physicians will provide medical director services to the Kidney Center of the Rockies, and dialysis patients who choose the Kidney Center of the Rockies will have multiple treatment options, including in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis.
“With the planned opening of the Kidney Center of the Rockies, we are also pleased to introduce Dialysis at SkiSM – a concept designed to help traveling dialysis patients and their families plan vacations in the Vail Valley knowing that they will have the ability to receive their dialysis treatments in a location that is close, convenient and operated by highly-trained clinical staff,” said Michael Anger, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at ARA and President of Western Nephrology. “The Kidney Center of the Rockies will give patients and their families the chance to experience the Colorado Mountains on a year-round basis.”
Joseph (Joe) Carlucci, Chairman and CEO of ARA, said, “The Kidney Center of the Rockies is an exciting project for ARA, and we look forward to working with our long-standing partners at Western Nephrology, as well as the local medical communities in the Vail Valley, the Front Range and the Western Slope, to bring quality dialysis care to the Colorado Mountain region.”
For more information on the Kidney Center of the Rockies, visit www.kidneycenteroftherockies.com.
About American Renal Associates
American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA) is a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services in the United States. As of March 31, 2016, ARA operated 194 dialysis clinic locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia serving approximately 13,400 patients with end stage renal disease. ARA operates exclusively through a physician joint venture model, in which it partners with over 350 local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. ARA’s Core Values emphasize taking good care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and operational support, hiring and retaining the best possible staff and providing best practices management services. For more information about American Renal Associates, visit www.americanrenal.com.
About Western Nephrology
Western Nephrology is a leading nephrology practice that has been serving the Denverregion since 1968. The practice currently includes 19 board certified nephrologists in 8 practice locations that provide kidney care to patients in 18 dialysis centers and over 10 hospitals in Colorado. For more information about Western Nephrology, visit www.westneph.com.
Darren Lehrich, SVP Strategy & Investor Relations