National Quality Care, Inc. Launches Education Center For Professional Medical Technicians, Nurses

American Institute of Renal Technology Addresses Shortage of Qualified,

Accredited Renal Care Personnel



Institute's Link to Company-Run Dialysis Center Provides Real-World Learning



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Quality Care, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- National Quality Care, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NQCI) today announced that it has launched a previously
 announced new business initiative with the opening of its first professional
 education center to train Hemodialysis Patient Care Technicians and Nephrology
 Nurses.
     In a six-month course that includes a three-month internship involving
 direct patient care, students of the Company's new American Institute of Renal
 Technology learn everything they need to know to successfully be certified to
 care for victims of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure.
     The most common treatment for ESRD is hemodialysis, which is a medical
 entitlement for all U.S. citizens for life.  ESRD is on the rise throughout
 the industrialized world as the population ages.  Besides kidney
 transplantation, for which not all patients are suitable candidates, no other
 therapy is on the horizon to heal failing kidneys or to substitute for their
 essential function in removing waste products from the blood.  There are
 approximately 300,000 ESRD patients in the United States.
     The American Institute of Renal Technology, located at 1835 S. La Cienega
 Blvd., Suite 245, in Los Angeles, is managed by Victor M. Gura, M.D., National
 Quality Care's President and CEO, who is Attending Nephrologist at Cedars-
 Sinai in Los Angeles and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical Center.
 The course instructor is Susan K. Hansen, MBA, RN, whose 35-year background in
 nephrology includes positions in clinical and laboratory research, staff
 education, home hemodialysis training, an academic faculty appointment,
 executive editing of the journal Dialysis & Transplantation and clinical
 marketing management positions with two major dialysis product corporations.
 She is currently the Executive Director of the Renal Education Association.
     National Quality Care operates Los Angeles Community Dialysis, adjacent to
 the Company's headquarters and the Institute, making it convenient for
 students to gain valuable hands-on training during their internships.  The
 current term of classes began in early March and classes are fully enrolled.
 Information on the Institute's second term of classes, which begin July 9,
 2001, and an enrollment application are available online at
 www.learndialysis.com or by calling (310) 280-2750.
     "There is a significant lack of manpower in our industry and also a lack
 of dedicated, accredited sources for professionally trained caregivers.  We
 realized that we have everything necessary to address the industry need," said
 Dr. Gura.  "We were in a position to leverage our assets in terms of
 personnel, physical plant and licensing accreditation to launch professional
 education centers without incurring significant net long-term expenditures,
 and are pleased to see our first campus come into being as planned.  From its
 inception, the American Institute of Renal Technology is contributing to our
 profit line."
 
     National Quality Care, Inc. is a high-quality provider of hemodialysis
 services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure.  Treatment for
 this condition is a Medicare entitlement for every U.S. citizen, and the
 afflicted population is growing steadily as the average age of Americans
 rises.  The Company operates Los Angeles Community Dialysis, an outpatient
 facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, as well as providing inpatient
 dialysis services at several Southern California hospitals, home-care
 treatment and professional training for renal care technicians and nurses
 through its subsidiary, the American Institute of Renal Technology.
 
     Forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical fact) in
 this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all
 forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the
 following: general competitive factors, the Company's ability to execute its
 expansion plans and other uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE National Quality Care, Inc.
    LOS ANGELES, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- National Quality Care, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NQCI) today announced that it has launched a previously
 announced new business initiative with the opening of its first professional
 education center to train Hemodialysis Patient Care Technicians and Nephrology
 Nurses.
     In a six-month course that includes a three-month internship involving
 direct patient care, students of the Company's new American Institute of Renal
 Technology learn everything they need to know to successfully be certified to
 care for victims of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure.
     The most common treatment for ESRD is hemodialysis, which is a medical
 entitlement for all U.S. citizens for life.  ESRD is on the rise throughout
 the industrialized world as the population ages.  Besides kidney
 transplantation, for which not all patients are suitable candidates, no other
 therapy is on the horizon to heal failing kidneys or to substitute for their
 essential function in removing waste products from the blood.  There are
 approximately 300,000 ESRD patients in the United States.
     The American Institute of Renal Technology, located at 1835 S. La Cienega
 Blvd., Suite 245, in Los Angeles, is managed by Victor M. Gura, M.D., National
 Quality Care's President and CEO, who is Attending Nephrologist at Cedars-
 Sinai in Los Angeles and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical Center.
 The course instructor is Susan K. Hansen, MBA, RN, whose 35-year background in
 nephrology includes positions in clinical and laboratory research, staff
 education, home hemodialysis training, an academic faculty appointment,
 executive editing of the journal Dialysis & Transplantation and clinical
 marketing management positions with two major dialysis product corporations.
 She is currently the Executive Director of the Renal Education Association.
     National Quality Care operates Los Angeles Community Dialysis, adjacent to
 the Company's headquarters and the Institute, making it convenient for
 students to gain valuable hands-on training during their internships.  The
 current term of classes began in early March and classes are fully enrolled.
 Information on the Institute's second term of classes, which begin July 9,
 2001, and an enrollment application are available online at
 www.learndialysis.com or by calling (310) 280-2750.
     "There is a significant lack of manpower in our industry and also a lack
 of dedicated, accredited sources for professionally trained caregivers.  We
 realized that we have everything necessary to address the industry need," said
 Dr. Gura.  "We were in a position to leverage our assets in terms of
 personnel, physical plant and licensing accreditation to launch professional
 education centers without incurring significant net long-term expenditures,
 and are pleased to see our first campus come into being as planned.  From its
 inception, the American Institute of Renal Technology is contributing to our
 profit line."
 
     National Quality Care, Inc. is a high-quality provider of hemodialysis
 services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure.  Treatment for
 this condition is a Medicare entitlement for every U.S. citizen, and the
 afflicted population is growing steadily as the average age of Americans
 rises.  The Company operates Los Angeles Community Dialysis, an outpatient
 facility utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, as well as providing inpatient
 dialysis services at several Southern California hospitals, home-care
 treatment and professional training for renal care technicians and nurses
 through its subsidiary, the American Institute of Renal Technology.
 
     Forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical fact) in
 this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all
 forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the
 following: general competitive factors, the Company's ability to execute its
 expansion plans and other uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with
 the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  National Quality Care, Inc.