July 06, 2020
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Mercy Medical Center partners with US Renal Care to expand dialysis services

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Mercy Medical Center has partnered with U.S. Renal Care to “enhance and grow” the dialysis services the center provides to patients, according to a press release.

The center, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, now operates under the name Mercy Dialysis.

The release further noted that Mercy’s staff and management will remain intact, with Fadi Yacoub, MD, FASN, and Anwar Ahmed, MD, continuing in their leadership positions.

Mary Dittrich

“U.S. Renal Care and Mercy have a shared commitment to clinical excellence and quality patient experience,” Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN, chief medical officer of U.S. Renal Care, said in the release. “Partnering with renowned physicians like Dr. Yacoub and Dr. Ahmed is a great benefit to our network as we all work to constantly evolve our clinical best practices across the entire spectrum of kidney care.”

Yacoub, who serves as medical director for Mercy Dialysis, also provided his perspective on the partnership.

“Our local continuity and long-standing reputation, coupled with U.S. Renal Care’s extensive network and expertise, will provide a unique and exceptional experience for our patients,” he said. “Mercy looks forward to the evolution of our dialysis program and the benefits it will provide to patients who have entrusted us with their kidney care for 35 years.”