Long Beach’s Ocean Boulevard will receive a new patient dialysis treatment clinic, courtesy of a joint venture by MemorialCare Health System and Fresenius Medical Care.

The venture will bring an additional 12 kidney dialysis clinics to the Los Angeles and Orange counties, along with two developing clinics in Huntington Beach and San Juan Capistrano.

In an effort to increase access to community clinics in the Southland, the partnership will continue to promote a high-quality integrated care experience by providing patients with comprehensive programs and services, including patient and family support, medical services, wellness and prevention, disease management and kidney dialysis treatment. The joint venture is a shared governance model.

“This is a major step forward in MemorialCare’s strategy and commitment to the community to improving the health and healthcare of those we serve by offering a full complement of integrated services across our wide and expanding geographic coverage area,” said Barry Arbuckle, president & CEO of MemorialCare Health System, in a statement. “Broadening our integrated system to cover all aspects of the care continuum—from wellness and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation—allows us to ensure our patients receive convenient access to high quality and seamless coordination of care across our health system.”

Dialysis is a renal replacement therapy that aims to replace the critical functions of the kidneys in order to sustain the life of those with severe kidney failure. Each dialysis session lasts between three to five hours and a majority of patients receive treatments in-center.

According to a release, Fresenius Medical Care cares for more than 170,000 people with end stage renal disease at over 2,200 dialysis clinics around the U.S.

MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated delivery system with six hospitals and more than 200 care locations in Southern California, including ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, imaging facilities, and Seaside Health Plan and countless programs and services.

“We are excited to be partnering with MemorialCare to continue advancing kidney care in Southern California,” said Ana Silveira, regional vice president for Fresenius Medical Care, in a statement. “MemorialCare patients in these communities will be able to have a comprehensive, integrated care experience and receive a superior level of care that is consistent with our commitment to improve the quality of life of every patient, every day.”

Joint venture patient dialysis treatment clinics include:

  • Fresenius Medical Care Long Beach Clinic: 440 West Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, 562.432.4444
  • Fresenius Medical Care – Carson Community Clinic: 20710 Leapwood Avenue in Carson, 310.323.8997
  • Fresenius Medical Care Norwalk Clinic: 13063 Rosecrans Avenue in Santa Fe Springs, 562.404.7400
  • Fountain Valley Clinic: 17197 Newhope Street in Fountain Valley, 714.241.0196
  • Fountain Valley Home Dialysis Clinic: 17197 Newhope Street in Fountain Valley, 714.778.0488
  • East First Tustin Clinic: 535 East First Street in Tustin, 714.730.1428
  • Fresenius Medical Care Santa Ana Clinic: 2740 Bristol Street in Santa Ana, 714.754.1670
  • Goldenwest – Westminster Clinic: 15330 Goldenwest Street in Westminster, 714.373.1543
  • Laguna Canyon – Irvine Clinic: 16255 Laguna Canyon Road in Irvine, 949. 727.4495
  • Fresenius Medical Care Orange County Home Clinic: 1401 South Brookhurst Road in Fullerton, 714.773.1407
  • Hospital Circle – Westminster Clinic: 290 Hospital Circle in Westminster, 714. 895.3698
  • Garden Grove Blvd. – Garden Grove Clinic: 12555 Garden Grove Boulevard in Garden Grove, 714.741.7255
  • Harbor Blvd. – Garden Grove Clinic: 12761 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove, 714.539.3122