Dialysis provider DSI Renal has acquired five dialysis clinics in the greater Macon, Ga. area. The Georgia clinics, located in Macon (two clinics), Milledgeville, Monticello, and Gray, together with DSI’s five existing clinics in the market, position the company as the leading dialysis operator in the region. DSI is also opening a new clinic east of Atlanta, in the Social Circle community. DSI will operate 17 clinics in the state of Georgia.

“We already have a well established history of delivering high quality dialysis care to patients in Macon and surrounding communities over the last 30 years” says Dr. Mufid Othman from Kidney Center of Central Georgia, which supplies the medical directors for all of DSI’s Macon area clinics. “I am pleased to partner with DSI to create a broader network of clinics that provide the life-sustaining treatments our patients need.”

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Once all clinics are fully integrated, DSI said they have plans to invest in significant clinic upgrades that will improve the patient experience and enhance efficiency. Improvements will include new dialysis chairs and equipment, the implementation of DSI’s electronic medical record system, and building repairs and maintenance.

“This is exactly the kind of partnership that DSI is working to build; a high quality physician practice partner with a regional network of state of the art facilities," said Craig Goguen, president and CEO of Nashville-based DSI Renal said. "We love working with great physicians and caregivers to make sure patients and communities have access to the best possible care close to home."

Patients will not experience any treatment disruptions while DSI transitions as the new owner and operator of the clinics, DSI said. Previous staff will remain and all physicians will be able to continue seeing their patients as before, DSI said. DSI’s management team will work diligently to ensure a seamless integration process and remains committed to working closely with staff and physicians to preserve existing relationships.