The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with U.S. Renal Care (USRC) to enhance and grow the dialysis services in the community. Access to leading-edge information and resources via the USRC nationwide network of physicians and experts will provide people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in the Mohawk Valley region the best possible patient experience and achievable outcomes.

U.S. Renal Care partners with the nation’s top nephrologists to build operational infrastructures that allow clinicians to focus on delivering the highest quality patient care. In connection with the arrangement, USRC is partnering with leading local nephrologists and MVHS medical staff members Dr. Charles Eldredge and Dr. Ahmad Mian to apply for approval of outpatient dialysis services transfer of ownership via the New York State Department of Health. It is anticipated that this approval process and ownership transfer will occur by year end 2022.

U.S. Renal Care intends to invest significantly in enhancing the patient experience and improving clinical outcomes for the kidney care population of Mohawk Valley by implementing technology advancements and purchasing new dialysis equipment including new dialysis machines and water treatment systems.

In the meantime, MVHS will continue to manage and staff its outpatient dialysis services seamlessly and with no impact to their patients and employees, and USRC will provide expert administrative consulting services to further enhance operations. After the transfer of ownership, patients can be assured that they will continue to receive care at their existing center with their preferred nephrologist and with the same kind of friendly and skilled dialysis they enjoy now.

Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN, and Chief Medical Officer of U.S. Renal Care noted, “USRC and Mohawk Valley have a shared commitment to clinical excellence and quality patient experience. Partnering with renowned physicians like Dr. Eldredge and Dr. Mian will add tremendous value to our network as we all work to constantly improve care and outcomes for dialysis patients.”

“We look forward to partnering with the entire Mohawk Valley Health System dialysis team and to a long and productive relationship with everyone involved in this program,” said Mark Caputo, U.S. Renal Care Chairman and CEO. “MVHS already has a strong reputation for providing an incredible patient experience. We look forward to building on their strengths and supporting growth in their community.”

“Our goal with this agreement is to strengthen dialysis services for our community,” said Darlene Stromstad, MVHS President & CEO. “We are excited to partner with a national market leader that has the expertise of caring for people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), a nationwide network of physician and providers, the capital to purchase new dialysis equipment including new dialysis machines and water treatment systems, and the ability to enhance our recruitment and retention of staff.”

“Our longstanding reputation of commitment and care for our local community, coupled with U.S. Renal Care’s extensive network and expertise, will provide a unique and exceptional experience for our patients,” said Dr.’s Eldredge and Mian. “We look forward to the evolution of our dialysis program and the benefits it will provide to patients who have entrusted us with their kidney care for more than three decades.”

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