Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC), after 10 years of operation, has decided
to transition operations of the Sierra View Chronic Dialysis Center to
American Renal Associates (ARA) and Dr. Nirupama Vemuri, MD.
The new partnership between ARA and Dr. Vemuri will provide patient services
to the local community under the new name Sierra Valley Dialysis Center.
“Our goal is to always deliver the highest level of patient-centered
care. A leader in outpatient dialysis, ARA operates more than 230 facilities
in the United States and has been in the dialysis business for over 30
years. We feel this experience will strengthen the delivery of care to
our patients for many years to come.” said SVMC CEO Donna Hefner.
After much consideration by the hospital’s board of directors, the
partnership between ARA and Dr. Vemuri has been selected to purchase the
existing SVMC Chronic Dialysis Center’s equipment, and will continue
to operate services at the current center located at 283 N. Pearson Ave.
under a facility lease agreement with SVMC.
ARA, Dr. Vemuri and SVMC acknowledge that the current Dialysis Center staff
is a critical and vital asset to our community.
On October 9, current CDC staff received a competitive offer of employment
from ARA. Employees were given the opportunity to remain with SVMC by
fulfilling positions available
for acute dialysis or other vacant positions.
Sierra View is proud to announce this news and looks forward to the transition,
as well as the continued level of care that will be provided to Porterville.