Dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care North America has entered into a joint venture partnership with MemorialCare Health System to operate 15 dialysis clinics in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Thirteen of these clinics are fully operational and two additional clinics are being developed in San Juan Capistrano and Huntington Beach.

MemorialCare Health System is a nonprofit that focuses on integrated care. The organization has 15,000 employees, physicians and volunteers; six hospitals; and more than 200 care locations in Southern California, including ambulatory surgery centers, imaging facilities, and urgent care centers.

The organization said in a news release that the partnership would provide integrated care, including dialysis treatment, medical services, patient and family support, wellness and prevention, and disease management.

One of the nation’s top nonprofit integrated delivery systems, MemorialCare has 15,000 employees, physicians and volunteers; six hospitals; and more than 200 care locations in Southern California, including ambulatory surgery centers, imaging facilities, urgent care centers, Seaside Health Plan and countless programs and services.

“In addition to providing what our patients and community need today, Fresenius Medical Care has the research and development infrastructure and capabilities to prepare us for innovations and patient care enhancements that will benefit our patients in the future, including increased utilization of home-based dialysis,” said James Leo, MD, chair of MemorialCare Physician Society, representing 2,000 physicians from throughout Southern California who drive clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare. “As physicians, we are thrilled with the opportunity to engage in new and emerging technologies, techniques and treatments.”