U.S. Renal Care Names Dr. Mary Dittrich Chief Medical Officer
– U.S. Renal Care (USRC), a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, announced today that it has named Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN, as its Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Dittrich will be responsible for managing all of U.S. Renal Care’s clinical operations, physician relations, policies and protocols and quality improvement initiatives. As a member of the senior leadership team of USRC, Dr. Dittrich will also help guide overall company strategy.
“Dr. Dittrich is an excellent physician and an advocate for exceptional patient care and wellbeing. She brings a deep understanding of kidney care and the dialysis industry, and we are excited to welcome her to our team,” said U.S. Renal Care CEO Chris Brengard. “Her zeal and commitment to innovative, compassionate care is directly in line with our patient-centric approach and we believe she is the ideal person and physician to oversee our clinical operations.”
As CMO, Dr. Dittrich will also oversee and continue to develop USRC’s Medical Advisory Board, which consists of USRC dialysis center medical directors across the country. Her vast experience in the dialysis industry includes co-founding, operating and serving as medical director for numerous dialysis clinics in Idaho and Alaska. Dr. Dittrich was the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Liberty Dialysis, Inc., which served 20,000 ESRD patients throughout 280 facilities. Dr. Dittrich has also held positions as the Chief Medical Officer of Liberty Health Partners, Senior Medical Director of Remedy Partners, President of Liberty Administrative Services and CMO for Glacier Management Services in Alaska.
“USRC continues to be at the forefront of patient care, prioritizing the needs of their patients above all else. I’m thrilled to be a part of this dedicated team of professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care and improving the lives of those living with End Stage Renal Disease,” said Dr. Dittrich.
Dr. Dittrich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Creighton University and earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. She completed her residency, Chief Residency and fellowship at the University of Washington. She taught at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Boise and for her work there was awarded the WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Washington Department of Medicine.
Founded in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2000 by an experienced team of healthcare executives, U.S. Renal Care, Inc. works in partnership with nephrologists to develop, acquire, and operate outpatient treatment centers for persons suffering from chronic kidney failure, also known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The company provides patients with their choice of a full range of quality in-center and at-home hemodialysis, as well as at-home peritoneal dialysis services. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, U.S. Renal Care serves approximately 25,000 patients in 335 dialysis facilities across 32 states and the Territory of Guam. For more information on U.S. Renal Care, Inc., please visit www.dsi-corp.com.