Dialysis provider U.S. Renal Care (USRC) has named Michael Huguelet executive vice president and chief development officer, which is a new position for the company.

Prior to joining USRC, Huguelet served as chief development officer for NorthStar Anesthesia where he led a team focused on organic growth and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to working at NorthStar, Huguelet was vice president of corporate development for DaVita Inc. where he oversaw a regional team that, among several strategic initiatives, was responsible for various acquisitions, pursued new clinic growth, implemented integrated care programs with hospital partners, and pursued partnerships in acute and outpatient settings.Huguelet began his career in the investment banking and consulting sectors, working in both St. Louis and Denver.

“U.S. Renal Care’s reputation for smart, calculated business growth while maintaining an exceptional level of patient care made the decision to join this company an easy one,” said Huguelet.