American Renal Associates and Nathan Littauer Hospital announce the opening of the Gloversville Dialysis Center

American Renal Associates and Nathan Littauer Hospital announce the opening of the Gloversville Dialysis Center

Littauer President and CEO Laurence Kelly, left, Dr. Ahman Morgan Dr. Soo Gil Lee, and Dr. Hani Shahata

Littauer President and CEO Laurence Kelly, left, Dr. Ahman Morgan Dr. Soo Gil Lee, and Dr. Hani Shahata

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK (January 12, 2017) – American Renal Associates, a leading national provider of outpatient dialysis services, and Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home are proud to announce the opening of Fulton County’s only dialysis center. The Gloversville Dialysis Center is located adjacent to Littauer, with easy access off Easterly Street on the hospital campus.

“Opening this dialysis center is a significant milestone for this community,” said Dr. Soo Gil Lee, medical director and co-owner of the Gloversville Dialysis Clinic. “American Renal Associates has always based its Core Values upon putting patient care first. The opening of the Gloversville Dialysis Center illustrates that ARA will continue to successfully build upon its physician-driven partnerships to bring quality dialysis care to local communities like Fulton County. We are proud to serve dialysis patients on Littauer’s campus, and we look forward to developing strong ties to this community.”

The new Gloversville Dialysis Center is a state-of-the-art facility that has the capability to offer patients a variety of treatment modalities including in-center hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis. The facility will operate under the direction of Dr. Soo Gil Lee.

The new dialysis center in Fulton County is a 7,000 square foot facility with the latest in technology in a comfortable, modern setting. Adirondack photos taken by local photographers are permanently exhibited in the center. There are 12 patient stations and one isolation unit. In addition, there are four in-patient dialysis rooms available at Littauer. The new center will employ 14 additional staff and treat approximately 60 patients when it reaches capacity.

“We are fortunate to welcome ARA, a leading dialysis services operator, into our community. They have an extensive track record of delivering quality care and operate over 200 dialysis facilities across the U.S.,” said Littauer President and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly. “The opening of the Gloversville Dialysis Center gives patients in our community an option for high-quality dialysis care in a modern facility staffed with dedicated caregivers. We look forward to seeing ARA and its physician partners grow their presence in this region. As I had said when we broke ground, ‘this is the right relationship at the right time’.”

Please call the Gloversville Dialysis Center, Easterly Street, Gloversville at (518) 725-9925 for any further information.

About American Renal Associates

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA) is a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services in the United States serving over 14,400 patients with end stage renal disease in 25 states and the District of Columbia. ARA operates exclusively through a physician partnership model, in which it partners with approximately 370 local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. ARA’s Core Values emphasize taking good care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and operational support, hiring and retaining the best possible staff and providing best practices management services. For more information about American Renal Associates, visit

About Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Family of Health Services serves Fulton, Montgomery, and Hamilton counties in upstate New York with a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital, nine primary care centers, a nursing home and a community education center. The hospital was founded in 1894 and has 1,000 employees. Littauer’s medical staff provides well over 100,000 patient encounters each year. For more information, please visit


GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home’s goal of delivering dialysis care and expanding their primary care footprint is getting closer to becoming a reality. On Dec. 10, when Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 2015 Regional Economic Development Council Awards, several important projects for Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home (NLH) were awarded critical support from New York State. The hospital is slated to receive $740,000 from Empire State Development (ESD) to expand its primary care services and to contribute towards the cost of building a dialysis care facility. The funds will help offset the significant investment the hospital is making to bring the projects to fruition.

The hospital submitted Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA) to the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council and ESD earlier this year with two goals in mind: to expand primary care and to provide comprehensive renal health care at Nathan Littauer’s Hospital campus. In addition to the dialysis center, two applications were submitted in response to the burgeoning demand for Littauer’s primary care.

Laurence E. Kelly, Nathan Littauer’s CEO and President stated, “Primary care is vital to our population health goals. We have a hugely successful primary care practice spanning almost 50 miles. It is a formula we would like to replicate for underserved communities.” One such goal is to build a new Primary and Specialty Care Center in the village of Fonda.

“The Certificate of Need for our Fonda project was approved on Dec. 12,” explained Kelly. He added, “We had a lot of good news this month.”

The renal dialysis care center, when completed, will provide critical access to dialysis care in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties and the surrounding rural communities. “With the prevalence of kidney disease in our area the center will fill an important need,” said Kelly.

Geoff Peck, Vice President and Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation stated, “Traveling long distances to receive primary care and in particular, dialysis care is not only a financial burden it is also an emotional and physical burden on our patients and their families. Kidney failure disproportionally afflicts minorities and the disposed.” He concluded, “So this project is wonderful for the community because it will drastically improve the quality of life of our neighbors.”

In August, Littauer announced a relationship with a national provider of outpatient dialysis services and nephrology care and two local physicians Hani Shahata, M.D. and Soo Gil Lee, M.D. The new center will be one of the few dialysis centers with direct access to a nursing home and a hospital. New York State approved the Certificate of Need for the project this fall.

“It is exciting to think of the lives that will improve with these projects,” said Kelly. “Thursday’s announcement by the Governor is a wonderful endorsement of that vision.”

“Nathan Littauer is grateful to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Empire State Development, Mohawk Regional Economic Development Council and the Fulton County Planning Department,” said Kelly.

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About Nathan Littauer
Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74 bed acute care hospital with an 84 bed skilled nursing home. For 121 years, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.