LEBANON, Penn. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Good Samaritan Health System announced today that it has finalized the sale of GSH Dialysis, Inc., an outpatient dialysis center in Lebanon, Penn., to DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services.
DaVita will provide a variety of kidney care services – hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis training – to patients at the outpatient facility, which is located at 440 Oak Street in Lebanon.
“This transition will benefit dialysis patients and Good Samaritan,” said Good Samaritan President and CEO Robert J. Longo. “Patients will continue to have access to a high-level quality of care and latest technology in a convenient outpatient setting. DaVita brings a strong reputation for providing exemplary kidney care services. As the delivery of kidney care services continues to become more complex, it makes sense to entrust our patients with a firm that focuses exclusively on this type of service. As for Good Samaritan, this move enables the health system to continue focusing on core healthcare services and preparing for healthcare reform.”
“DaVita is excited to expand its industry leading kidney care services in Central Pennsylvania,” said Karen Mooney, Group Regional Operations Director. “DaVita brings to the community 13 straight years of improved clinical outcomes, benefits of which include reductions in hospitalizations and infections.”
Good Samaritan began preliminary discussions about a sale in the spring of 2012.
DaVita will retain all of the center’s clinical staff, so patients will continue to receive services from the caregivers they know and trust.
Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
About Good Samaritan Health System
For 124 years, the Good Samaritan Health System (www.gshleb.org) has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. The Good Samaritan Health System also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County.
DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 159,000 patients. The company also operated 48 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.