Who We Are

Independent Kidney Care is a collaboration of dialysis and kidney care organizations to protect the interest of all people with kidney disease. Providers include:


American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

aakp-logoAAKP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy, patient engagement and the fostering of patient communities. AAKP is recognized as the leader for patient-centered education – continually developing high quality, professionally written, edited and reviewed educational pieces covering every level of kidney disease.

Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC (ADMS)


ADMS was established to provide new dialysis site development, day to day administration and management of dialysis services and related business development activities. The business strategy is to maximize individual site results through consolidated activities.

The Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC)


The CDC is a non-profit independent provider of dialysis and related health services to individuals with kidney failure. For 40 years, CDC has been a leading innovator providing outstanding patient-focused dialysis treatment, education support, and training. With 20 programs, we are proud to be Northeast Ohio’s largest dialysis provider.


Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI)

dci_logoFounded in 1971, DCI is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider with more than 230 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states. Today, DCI serves approximately 18,000 people with kidney disease. Based on the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report for the past 13 years, DCI has had the lowest standardized hospitalization and mortality ratios among large dialysis organizations.

Independent Dialysis Foundation (IDF)

idf_logoIDF was founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit company affiliated with the University of Maryland, to improve access to dialysis services for the University Hospital’s patients and to promote independence, self-care, and stability for dialysis patients. IDF’s mission is to care for people with kidney failure. IDF does this through operating dialysis facilities providing excellent care and promoting independence and rehabilitation for each patient according to his or her capacities and desires. IDF will train professionals at all levels to provide this care, support their efforts and will pursue continuous improvement in practice and results.”

Northwest Kidney Centers 

nkc_logoFounded in Seattle in 1962, Northwest Kidney Centers was the world’s first dialysis organization. Northwest Kidney Centers provides 257,00 dialysis treatments each year, for 1,600 patients. Northwest Kidney Centers has also treated patients at local hospitals since 1981, providing more than 13,000 dialysis treatments each year to patients in hospitals.

The Rogosin Institute

rogosin-logoThe Rogosin Institute was established in New York City in 1983 as an independent, not-for-profit institution for research, treatment and prevention of kidney disease.  Today, Rogosin is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.  Most all of our physicians have appointments in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.