Third Largest Dialysis Firm Keeps Growing

Renal Advantage of Brentwood, Tenn., has several new dialysis centers in its national circle, thanks to the completion of an acquisition by its parent company. RA Group Holdings acquired National Renal Alliance, based in Franklin, Tenn.

The combined company, number three in the field after Fresenius and DaVita, will now operate 136 dialysis centers in 18 states, and serve about 11,000 patients.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of our acquisition of National Renal Alliance,” said Michael D. Klein, chief executive officer of Renal Advantage. “We remain confident in our belief that the combination of our two companies’ cultures, philosophies, and standards of excellence will serve as a basis for our success in the future, and we look forward to working with National Renal Alliance’s management and employees to accomplish a smooth and seamless transition for patients and physicians.”

In 2008, Renal Advantage added a freestanding dialysis center, giving it a position in Florida, on Merritt Island. At that time the company served 8100 patients in 87 centers. Renal Advantage also delivers laboratory services through RenaLab, an independent clinical laboratory located in Jackson, Mississippi.