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The DCC Story

The Origin

The story begins with a single-specialty nephrology practice founded by Tunji Alausa, MD, our current executive Chairman. The practice was initially named "Germane Nephrology" and later became "Kidney Care Center". The first office was located in Joliet. Dr. Alausa

2004

Home Dialysis Services

The company started with an emphasis on Home Dialysis therapy. Home dialysis therapy was a modality that was not as widely utilized as it should be. Home Dialysis Services (HDS) started with a focus on Peritoneal dialysis and staff-assisted home hemodialysis, which is a unique modality in the dialysis field. The HDS network grew quickly because of the exceptional boutique level of care that was provided to patients. HDS

2006

The Partnership

Fast forward to 2008, Muhammad S. Shafi, MD, our current Vice-Chairman, joined Kidney Care Center Joliet and became a partner of KCC Joliet in 2010. He also became the Associate Medical Director of Home Dialysis Services in 2010. Dr. Shafi’s insight was instrumental in launching the nation’s first Staff Enhanced Home Hemodialysis program. Dr. Shafi

2008 - 10

The Growth

As HDS continued to focus on delivering exceptional care to patients, a strategic decision was made to expand the access of care to more patients in the Illinois area and to provide more options of home therapy including PD and HHD. The goal was for HDS to be the biggest provider of free-standing home therapy clinics in Illinois. After meeting that goal, the decision was made to expand the services to include In Center dialysis services to those in need. As we continued to focus on superior care, Asim Shazzad initially joined the company as Operations Officer and has been an integral part of the journey. Currently, Asim holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and continues to be an integral part of the strategic decisions made in the organization. Asim Shazzad

2010

Dialysis Care Center

The company grew rapidly because of the boutique care provided to each dialysis patient. Dialysis Care Centers (DCC) clinics now offer options of In Center, Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemo Dialysis. DCC remains seriously committed to high home therapy penetration rate. As we continue to offer the full ala carte of dialysis, including home therapy and In Center hemodialysis, it became apparent that it was best to rebrand from Home Dialysis Services to Dialysis Care Center. This rebranding happened as an intentional step to bring all the modalities under one brand and to continuously focus on high quality care. The first two In Center clinics were in Oak Lawn, IL and Olympia Fields, IL. DCC

2012

The Expansion

State-wide to national, a strategy to expand across the country was set in place. Dr. Babajide Salako, currently the Chief Executive Officer, brought his 10 years of experience from the senior leader of Fresenius Medical Care to DCC. Dr. Salako was prepared and well equipped to become the Chief Executive Officer of this growing organization. He continues to lead DCC also continues to channel his effort and energy and aggressive goal strategy which is high-quality-affordable care. Dr. Salako

2014

The Milestone

Dialysis Care Center opens its first dialysis clinic outside the state of Illinois in Hershey Pennsylvania. In 2017 the milestone continues including opening more clinics in Pennsylvania and other states including Indiana, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and Tennessee. DCC Hershey

2015

In-Center Dialysis

The company had been so successful in providing the various types of dialysis therapy that a decision was made to now expand into in-center dialysis which would now cater to provide the entire allocation of dialysis services in a unique, qualitative & efficient way. At this point, DCC opened its first two in-center dialysis clinics in Oaklawn and Olympia Fields, Illinois. DCC Oakland & Olympia Fields

2017

The Corporate Office

Dialysis Care Center moved its corporate team to a newly purposed corporate office in Homer Glen, IL. The office space caters to more than 80 team members. In addition to beautiful offices, the building houses several meeting rooms, multiple boardrooms, and an education center, equipped with state-of-the art audio/visual equipment to support the educational needs of over 200 team members at one time. Corporate Office

2018

The Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic hit the planet and it harshly affected the healthcare industry. Dialysis Care Center and the team members showed their resilience throughout the pandemic and made sure that all services continued without any interruption. The company adopted safety protocols in line with local, state, and federal guidelines. DCC also conducted a nationwide vaccination drive for the patients and team members throughout its centers. The Pandemic

2020

The Story Continues

Dialysis Care Center launched its flagship program, DCC Cares. DCC Cares embodies our motto - Leading with Care. Our team is seriously committed to providing the best boutique quality care and offering all dialysis options to enhance our patients’ lives. The DCC team members are the company’s greatest asset and the combined professional contributions have led to the company's success and achievements so far. Today DCC is present in 11 states. Our growth is based on the core values of providing exceptionally high-quality care at affordable cost with exceptional patient satisfaction. Team Care

2021

The Origin

The story begins with a single-specialty nephrology practice founded by Tunji Alausa, MD, our current executive Chairman. The practice was initially named "Germane Nephrology" and later became "Kidney Care Center". The first office was located in Joliet.

2004

Home Dialysis Services

The company started with an emphasis on Home Dialysis therapy. Home dialysis therapy was a modality that was not as widely utilized as it should be. Home Dialysis Services (HDS) started with a focus on Peritoneal dialysis and staff-assisted home hemodialysis, which is a unique modality in the dialysis field. The HDS network grew quickly because of the exceptional boutique level of care that was provided to patients.

2006

The Partnership

Fast forward to 2008, Muhammad S. Shafi, MD, our current Vice-Chairman, joined Kidney Care Center Joliet and became a partner of KCC Joliet in 2010. He also became the Associate Medical Director of Home Dialysis Services in 2010. Dr. Shafi’s insight was instrumental in launching the nation’s first Staff Enhanced Home Hemodialysis program.

2008 – 10

The Growth

As HDS continued to focus on delivering exceptional care to patients, a strategic decision was made to expand the access of care to more patients in the Illinois area and to provide more options of home therapy including PD and HHD. The goal was for HDS to be the biggest provider of free-standing home therapy clinics in Illinois. After meeting that goal, the decision was made to expand the services to include In Center dialysis services to those in need. As we continued to focus on superior care, Asim Shazzad initially joined the company as Operations Officer and has been an integral part of the journey. Currently, Asim holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and continues to be an integral part of the strategic decisions made in the organization.

2010

Dialysis Care Center

The company grew rapidly because of the boutique care provided to each dialysis patient. Dialysis Care Centers (DCC) clinics now offer options of In Center, Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemo Dialysis. DCC remains seriously committed to high home therapy penetration rate. As we continue to offer the full ala carte of dialysis, including home therapy and In Center hemodialysis, it became apparent that it was best to rebrand from Home Dialysis Services to Dialysis Care Center. This rebranding happened as an intentional step to bring all the modalities under one brand and to continuously focus on high quality care. The first two In Center clinics were in Oak Lawn, IL and Olympia Fields, IL.

2012

The Expansion

State-wide to national, a strategy to expand across the country was set in place. Dr. Babajide Salako, currently the Chief Executive Officer, brought his 10 years of experience from the senior leader of Fresenius Medical Care to DCC. Dr. Salako was prepared and well equipped to become the Chief Executive Officer of this growing organization. He continues to lead DCC also continues to channel his effort and energy and aggressive goal strategy which is high-quality-affordable care.

2014

The Milestone

Dialysis Care Center opens its first dialysis clinic outside the state of Illinois in Hershey Pennsylvania. In 2017 the milestone continues including opening more clinics in Pennsylvania and other states including Indiana, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and Tennessee.

2015

In-Center Dialysis

The company had been so successful in providing the various types of dialysis therapy that a decision was made to now expand into in-center dialysis which would now cater to provide the entire allocation of dialysis services in a unique, qualitative & efficient way. At this point, DCC opened its first two in-center dialysis clinics in Oaklawn and Olympia Fields, Illinois.

2017

The Corporate Office

Dialysis Care Center moved its corporate team to a newly purposed corporate office in Homer Glen, IL. The office space caters to more than 80 team members. In addition to beautiful offices, the building houses several meeting rooms, multiple boardrooms, and an education center, equipped with state-of-the art audio/visual equipment to support the educational needs of over 200 team members at one time.

2018

The Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic hit the planet and it harshly affected the healthcare industry. Dialysis Care Center and the team members showed their resilience throughout the pandemic and made sure that all services continued without any interruption. The company adopted safety protocols in line with local, state, and federal guidelines. DCC also conducted a nationwide vaccination drive for the patients and team members throughout its centers.

2020

The Story Continues

Dialysis Care Center launched its flagship program, DCC Cares. DCC Cares embodies our motto - Leading with Care. Our team is seriously committed to providing the best boutique quality care and offering all dialysis options to enhance our patients’ lives. The DCC team members are the company’s greatest asset and the combined professional contributions have led to the company's success and achievements so far. Today DCC is present in 11 states. Our growth is based on the core values of providing exceptionally high-quality care at affordable cost with exceptional patient satisfaction.

2021
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