Joint venture to provide dialysis services
University Medical Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization established to benefit the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is entering into a joint venture with American Renal Associates to form a new organization for providing kidney dialysis services to the people of the Louisville region.
University Kidney Center, LLC, began operations July 1, 2012 and is conducting business as the University of Louisville Renal Dialysis Center.
"Our goal always will be to provide the very best quality care possible," said Eleanor Lederer, M.D.,FASN, Chief of the U of L Division of Nephrology. "This partnership allows us to continue to provide that high quality care, maintain our commitment to patients in the downtown area, and provide those services in modern facilities with additional amenities such as individual televisions and internet access."
UMF will hold 30 percent equity in the new joint venture.