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Inova Announces Somatus as New Acute Dialysis Provider

FALLS CHURCH, VA– Inova announced Somatus as its new acute dialysis provider, effective today. As a new dialysis service provider organization, Somatus’ approach to patient care aligns with Inova’s commitment to population health and the belief in early intervention and education leading to reduced chronic illness.

“At Inova, we strive to provide comprehensive services across the continuum of care to our patients,” said Jim Santry, CEO, Direct to Consumer, Ambulatory, and Global Services at Inova.  “Our partnership with Somatus is designed to enhance the quality of care and outcomes while providing dialysis patients with a seamless transition from inpatient to outpatient services.”

Somatus is committed to a new approach to the prevention, care and treatment of kidney failure patients. The leadership team has 94 years of combined experience, including management of 70 acute dialysis units, over 200 outpatient dialysis clinics, and eight physician practices.

“Somatus is pleased partner with Inova, as we work with primary care physicians to delay or prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease,” said Anthony Welters, Co-Founder of Somatus. “Through early care intervention, education, home visits, nutrition plans, and a general focus on the holistic needs of CKD and ESRD patients, Somatus is dedicated to improving the population health of the community we serve.”

There will be no disruption in care as Inova transitions to Somatus and Inova physicians overseeing dialysis patients will retain full control over their patients’ care. As part of Inova’s joint venture with Somatus, there are plans to jointly open 10 or more out-patient dialysis centers throughout the region.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org

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Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit inova.org, or find Inova on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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