LAKEWOOD, Colo., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Ventures Management, LLC (RVM), a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, has announced that Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Dialysis Tom F. Parker III, M.D. will retire on July 1, 2016. Dr. Parker was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Renal Ventures Management for 17 years before transitioning to Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Dialysis in January 2015.
Dr. Parker is a thought leader in the dialysis community and the cornerstone of the Quality programs that have positively affected the dialysis patients at RVM and within the industry. His influence is vast as he understood the importance of a caring culture. As such, Dr. Parker spearheaded the RV Difference program, which focuses on making a difference in the lives of caregivers, patients, and communities. "Reflecting on my time with Renal Ventures Management, I'm proud of the quality care we have provided to our patients," said Dr. Parker. "I believe we have led the way in our industry through innovative programs such as RV Care™, RV Options, RV Kidney Care, and the RV Academy. It has been my pleasure to be a part of this amazing organization."
"Dr. Parker's contributions to our company and the dialysis industry are invaluable and have inspired us all to be the RV Difference in our patients' lives," said Larry Chatfield, Chief Executive Officer. "We wish him success and happiness in his well-earned retirement."
Dr. Parker completed his nephrology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and became a founding member of the Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA), one of the largest nephrology groups in the United States. He was the Medical Director of the DNA dialysis program for 30 years and co-developed the Dallas Transplant Institute (DTI). He was named Physician of the Year by the National Kidney Foundation in 1996 and received the Medal of Excellence Award in 2010 from the American Association of Kidney Patients. He is a recognized expert in dialysis delivery, providing consultation and teaching sessions throughout the U.S., Europe and South America.
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About Renal Ventures Management, LLC
Renal Ventures Management LLC is a leading provider of dialysis services in the U.S. The company partners with hospitals and physicians to provide patients suffering from chronic kidney failure with knowledgeable, compassionate and quality-focused care in comfortable clinic settings. For its hospital and nephrologist partners, Renal Ventures Management provides management expertise and patient-focused care operations which center around collaboration, quality and effectiveness. Headquartered in Lakewood, Colo., the company operates 36 dialysis partnerships and 25 inpatient service contracts in six states. They also operate seven infusion centers in two states treating patients with various autoimmune disorders and a vascular access center in Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.renalventures.com.
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