Diaverum network increases to 250 dialysis clinics in 17 countries
Over 50 new clinics opened during past two years – growth driven by geographic expansion
Munich / Lund, 27 February 2012 - Diaverum, one of the world’s leading renal care service providers, added the 250th clinic to its growing clinic network throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, and the Middle East.
In discussing the latest development, Dag Andersson, CEO and President of Diaverum, said: “It was only two years ago that we passed the 200 clinic mark with the acquisition of a clinic in Spain, and I am now very pleased to see that we are passing the 250 mark by acquiring two additional clinics in Chile. In line with our company strategy we have significantly strengthened our positions in some selective key markets we wanted to grow in, e.g. Germany, the UK, Poland and Turkey. At the same time we have entered three new markets, i.e. Chile, Romania and Saudi Arabia – markets in which we are convinced our high quality care will make a real positive difference to patients’ lives, while at the same time representing great future growth prospects for us. We are now setting our aim for 300 clinics”.
High quality and efficiency
The main focus for Diaverum is to provide the highest level of quality care, while at the same time running the clinics in a very safe and efficient way. Thus, significant efforts are devoted to integrate each new clinic through a 100-day and 1-year integration plan. During this process the company ensures that its high standards of medical quality and safety are fully implemented, while at the same time making all additional investments required to run the clinics in a safe and efficient way.
Diaverum is also accelerating its pace to become a more holistic renal care provider. “In addition to expanding our core dialysis clinic network in existing and new markets, we are broadening our service offerings in areas like Home Care, Transplant Services, Vascular Access, and Preventive Care in selective countries” states Mans Olsson, Head of Business Development. “We are now well positioned to continue expanding these services in parallel to continuing executing our M&A program”.
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At Diaverum, our mission is to improve the quality of life for renal patients by revitalising them both physically and emotionally. Being one of the world’s leading renal care providers, Diaverum offers a holistic approach, from preventive and early stage renal care to all renal replacement therapies. As a product independent provider — the largest in Europe — we are able to focus solely on caring for the individual needs of our patients. Our experience in renal care dates back 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, previously under our former name Gambro Healthcare. Today, 6,800 employees care for more than 20,000 patients in 17 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office of Diaverum is located in Munich, Germany; the head office is in Lund, Sweden. For more information, visit www.diaverum.com.