Reliant Renal Care, Inc Expands Operations to Alabama
with a Joint Venture in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
by Barbara Bednar
Media, PA - Reliant Renal Care, Inc., ("RRC"), a quality provider of outpatient kidney dialysis services, announced today the plan to joint venture with local nephrologists in their peritoneal dialysis program and to open a new 10 station outpatient dialysis facility in Northport, Alabama just outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This new facility will be able to offer dialysis services for up to 50 patients. The center along with the physicians' offices has over 14,000 square feet.
"We are proud to offer hemodialysis and self-care dialysis services to Tuscaloosa-area patients at this state-of-the-art facility," said Barbara Bednar, RRC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to begin to offer services in Alabama and plan to work with the physicians in this market to provide dialysis services to other area communities."
Barbara Bednar and RRC's Chief Operating Officer, Nola Mc Mullen, bring with them a combined 50 years experience in dialysis, both beginning their careers as nephrology nurses. Because of their unique experience as nephrology clinicians, RRC is the only dialysis provider with actual nephrology (clinical) backgrounds. This gives RRC the ability to provide excellent individualized quality of care.
Michael Robards, M.D., a board-certified nephrologist, and Geoffrey Alilonu, M.D. will lead the new facility. "I'm proud to partner with Reliant Renal Care because of their commitment to excellent service to patients and their responsiveness to physicians as well as their integrity," said Robards. "The Company's management team is highly clinical and truly understands the needs of dialysis patients and has the ability to affect change in a great way." Dr. Alilonu asserted similar statements when interviewed. "The key is to be able to explain the treatment modalities to patients early in the process and with a partner that understands the needs of these patients, it is a natural to develop a relationship with them based on their clinical understanding and past successes", stated Alilonu.