U.S. Renal Care, Inc. announced today that it has secured regulatory approval and finalized its merger with DSI Renal. Upon closing, U.S. Renal Care, the nation’s third largest dialysis provider, operates 300 outpatient clinics, 147 home dialysis programs and 26 acute care hospital contracts treating approximately 23,000 patients in 33 states and the Territory of Guam.

The terms of the merger are effective as of Jan.1, 2016. USRC will assume responsibility for 99 facilities and 58 home therapy programs operated by DSI Renal.

“We are proud to have found a partner in DSI Renal who shares our goal of providing quality, compassionate care through an innovative physician-led care model, and patients across the country will benefit as a result of our merger,” said J. Christopher Brengard, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Renal Care. “This is an exciting time for U.S. Renal Care, and we look forward to working with our new employees, managers and physician partners to ensure excellent clinical and operational management, and to expand access to the care dialysis patients expect and deserve.”

USRC’s headquarters will remain in Plano, Texas and DSI’s Nashville, Tenn. office will operate as a USRC business office and corporate support center.

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