Mercy Medical Center Partners with U.S. Renal Care for Dialysis Care and Services

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 1, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce its partnership with U.S. Renal Care to enhance and grow the dialysis care that Mercy provides to its community.

U.S. Renal Care, a leading provider of dialysis services for patients living with kidney disease, is the third-largest dialysis provider in the U.S. and operates more than 339 outpatient, home, and specialty dialysis programs across 31 states. By sharing best practices, Mercy, in partnership with U.S. Renal Care, can build upon its already high-quality, CMS 5-star-rated care while accessing leading-edge information and resources from a nationwide network of experts.

Dr. Fadi Yacoub and Dr. Anwar Ahmed will remain in their leadership positions at Mercy, continuing to provide quality, direct patient care, as they have in the past. Mercy’s staff and management will remain in place as well.

“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,” said Dr. Yacoub, Medical Director, Mercy Dialysis, “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.”

Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN and Chief Medical Officer of U.S. Renal Care, echoed Dr. Yacoub’s sentiments. She said, “U.S. Renal Care and Mercy have a shared commitment to clinical excellence and quality patient experience. 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.”

“We welcome the entire Mercy team to U.S. Renal Care,” said Mark Caputo, U.S. Renal Care Chairman and CEO. “Mercy already has a national reputation for the highest standard of quality patient care. We look forward to building on their strengths and supporting their growth in the state of Iowa.”

The partnership will begin July 1 and operate under the name, Mercy Dialysis.


About Mercy Medical Center

For 120 years, Mercy Medical Center has delivered The Mercy Touch to its patients by partnering the latest technology with compassionate and high-quality healthcare. A subsidiary of Mercy Care Service Corporation, Mercy is a fully accredited, 424 licensed-bed, regional hospital based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, today it offers a wide range of patient-centered services, including world-class cancer care at the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Mercy has the most advanced private patient suites in the eastern Iowa Corridor, as well as an established network of primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. For more information, log onto, or follow Mercy on Facebook.

About U.S. Renal Care, Inc.

U.S. Renal Care, Inc. partners with nephrologists and health systems to serve chronic and acute kidney disease patients, offering a full range of services for patients including the best–in–class in–center and at home dialysis therapies. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, U.S. Renal Care serves approximately 26,000 patients in 339 dialysis facilities across 31 states and the Territory of Guam. For more information on U.S. Renal Care, Inc., please visit