Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for their continued support of Renal Healthcare Association. With your partnership, we are able to continue our mission to support independent and community-based dialysis providers through education, advocacy, and services.

If your company would like to support Renal Healthcare Association in a greater capacity and elevate your presence among the renal care community, we encourage you to become a Corporate Sponsor as well. Annual sponsorship opportunities are offered in three tiers: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Click here to learn more about becoming a Corporate Partner with Renal Healthcare Association. 

Platinum Level Sponsors

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with the purpose to better the lives of people impacted by kidney disease. The Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For more information, please visit

amgen_logo_-_100x100.png AMGEN

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. For more information, visit and follow us on


Privately held Ascend Clinical, LLC is the nation's leading provider of ESRD laboratory testing and electronic reporting for independent and hospital-based dialysis facilities. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA with 23 field offices and a product development office in Denver, CO, the company was named one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces in 2010. Ascend Clinical serves independent dialysis providers throughout the 50 United States and territories.

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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines in Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries, and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Please visit and follow the Company on Twitter @AstraZeneca.

For more information about Ardelyx, visit


Renal Purchasing Group™ (RPG™) is the largest GPO exclusively serving the renal market. RPG members gain competitive pharmaceutical and medical-surgical contracts with exclusive distribution through Metro Medical, a Cardinal Health company.  Metro Medical also operates a renal specialty pharmacy, MMS Solutions, that ships dialysis medications and supplies directly to the patient’s home.

For more information visit 



Silver Level Sponsors


Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a nonprofit accreditation organization with CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, Renal Dialysis, DMEPOS, and Home Infusion Therapy, and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2015. Since 1986, ACHC has offered an accreditation process that is collaborative, educational, and genuinely patient-focused. Personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach make ACHC the provider’s choice.

For more information about ACHC, please visit


American Renal Associates (“ARA”) is a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services in the United States. As of September 30, 2018, ARA operated 235 dialysis clinic locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia serving approximately 16,000 patients with end stage renal disease. ARA operates principally through a physician partnership model, in which it partners with approximately 400 local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. ARA’s Core Values emphasize taking good care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and operational support, hiring and retaining the best possible staff and providing best practices management services.

For more information about ARA, visit


Ardelyx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative first-in-class medicines to improve treatment for people with kidney and cardiovascular diseases. The Ardelyx pipeline includes tenapanor for the control of serum phosphorus in adult patients with CKD on dialysis, for which the company has submitted an NDA, and RDX013, a potassium secretagogue program for the potential treatment of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, a problem among certain patients with kidney and/or heart disease. 

For more information about Ardelyx, visit


Baxter International Inc. Renal business is a leader in renal home therapies through its products for peritoneal dialysis (PD), providing solutions, devices and services for end-stage kidney disease patients. Baxter also distributes products for in-center hemodialysis. 

Visit to learn more about home therapies.

CVS_Kidney_Care_logo.png CVS KIDNEY CARE
As a company of CVS Health, CVS Kidney Care is committed to helping people on their path to better health. We understand that for those living with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease, care and treatment needs do not start nor stop with dialysis. To us, patient-centered care means providing options that take into consideration each person’s health, environment, and life goals. We want to help those living with kidney disease understand their treatment options and maximize their quality of life across the various phases and changes of their condition.

To learn more, please visit at

National Dialysis Accreditation Commission is an Accreditation Organization (AO) specializing in the dialysis industry. NDAC was the first AO in the U.S. to be approved by CMS for deemed status for End Stage Renal Disease.  Dialysis providers successfully completing NDAC’s accreditation process can be awarded Medicare certification from CMS based on their accreditation with recommendation for deemed status by NDAC.  Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, NDAC offers accreditation services in all 50 United States and U.S. territories.  NDAC’s owners and executive leadership are experts and thought leaders with a long track record of success in ESRD, which is why NDAC provides 
Dialysis Accreditation by Dialysis Experts©

For more information about NDAC, please visit


NxStage Medical
is not your typical medical products company. We are a close-knit team of talented professionals driven by a shared commitment: to lead a movement to dramatically improve renal care with innovative yet simple therapeutic solutions that benefit patients, caregivers, and society. We pursue this goal through a passionate commitment to Innovate, Educate and Advocate for the breakthroughs that are redefining renal care. Additionally, NxStage works in community with its customers, patients, industry partners, and government leaders and agencies to realize the vision of better, simpler, more accessible renal care.

For more information, please visit


Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceutical company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products.  Poised to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, Vifor strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives.

For more information, please visit

NRAA Partners 


Nephrology News & Issues is a peer-reviewed national news magazine that takes a global approach to covering the political, social, and economic issues surrounding the delivery of dialysis and transplant care. The magazine's website,, provides daily updates on health care news that impacts renal care.

All Renal Healthcare Association Members receive a free subscription to the magazine.