Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Acquires Rubin Clinics
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) has acquired New York’s Hortense and Louis Rubin Dialysis Center, Inc. (RDC), including its three clinics, which as of Oct. 1, 2014, will be renamed DCI-Rubin Troy, DCI-Rubin Clifton Park and DCI-Rubin Saratoga Springs.
While names and ownership will change, the clinics will offer the same quality service, same hours, available treatments and will retain as much RDC staff as possible. Operationally, DCI will leverage its status as the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider to give the clinics more access to quality materials, equipment and training. Patients will not experience any changes to their treatment regimen.
“The move to acquire Rubin makes sense for DCI,” said Karen Hansen, corporate administrator, DCI. “Rubin’s reputation as the largest home dialysis provider combined with DCI’s reputation for outstanding care is the formula for a winning combination. Both companies’ philosophy for patient-focused care are well-aligned.”
The DCI operational model is well equipped to sustain the changes that are occurring in the renal community. DCI offers the Rubin clinics an advanced electronic medical records system and a single purpose lab that focuses solely on dialysis patients.
The DCI focus will be to continue providing quality care to patients. RDC focuses on quality patient outcomes, with great value on “dialysis with dignity.” This aligns with DCI’s mission “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” DCI is the third-largest dialysis provider in the U.S., and it has had the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among national dialysis providers for the last 11 years, according to the United States Renal Data System (USRDS).
“Rubin is a wonderful organization with an excellent track record,” said Hansen. “We look forward to working with the Rubin community and are honored to share the responsibility of providing outstanding care to its patients.”
Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider with over 230 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, DCI employs approximately 5,000 people serving more than 14,000 dialysis patients. The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) has found DCI to have the lowest patient mortality and hospitalization rates among the national dialysis providers for eleven consecutive years. DCI’s services include in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, CAPD, and automated peritoneal dialysis, APD). Acute dialysis and related services are located within hospitals around the US. DCI also provides kidney disease education and medication therapy management through the Reach Kidney Care and Reach Medication Therapy Management programs, respectively. DCI’s operates under the mission: “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” For more information, visitwww.dciinc.org
The Rubin Dialysis Center, Inc. (RDC) was founded in 1986 in Troy with a founding gift of $750,000 from the late Hortense and Louis Rubin. Since its inception, the RDC has grown from eight to 57 dialysis stations and from one to three centers where patients receive dialysis. RDC is the largest single provider of NxStage home therapy in the United States.
The RDC serves approximately 420 patients. About 30 percent of those patients receive care through home dialysis therapies. RDC’s rate of home dialysis therapy is more than three times the national average, and in 1998 it became the first system in the United States to use the Internet to monitor patients in their homes receiving dialysis while they sleep.
The RDC has 120 employees working in three dialysis centers in Troy, Clifton Park, and Saratoga Springs. The RDC also contracts with Samaritan Hospital and Seton Health/St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, and the Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs to provide on-site, in-patient dialysis services.