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Open Access and Lifeline Vascular Access Join Forces for Vascular Access

May 19, 2008

Miami, Florida. 5/19/08 – Lifeline Vascular Access the nation’s leading provider of vascular access management services, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Open Access, one of the nation’s first dedicated vascular access centers. Dr. Sandy Altman, Medical Director, has performed more interventional procedures on dialysis patients than anyone in the world. A pioneer interventionalist and expert on dialysis access, Dr. Altman and his staff in North Miami will continue to provide high quality, vascular access services at Open Access Lifeline to patients in the south Florida area.

“My relationship with Lifeline Vascular Access goes back many years and I am excited to work with the Lifeline Vascular Access team and continue my patient care, while expanding into more research, education and training,” said Dr. Altman. “This strong and productive partnership will have profound impact on the lives of dialysis patients nationally and ensure quality vascular access care well into the future.”

“Lifeline Vascular Access is dedicated to assisting physicians in offering the best vascular access care possible for dialysis patients,” said Gerald Beathard, M.D., Lifeline Vascular Access’ Vice President Provider Relations. “We are pleased to collaborate with Dr. Altman, who shares in our vision of specialized access care. When people talk about the history of vascular access for dialysis patients, they think about Open Access and Sandy Altman’s contributions to the field. This new relationship advances Lifeline Vascular Access’ mission of stellar access care and we look forward to seeing Dr. Altman and his wonderful clinical team add much to the Lifeline Vascular Access organization.”

“We are elated to bring the top physicians in the vascular access field together. This partnership enables us to meet the growing needs of dialysis patients in southern Florida and beyond,” announced Lifeline Vascular Access General Manager, Rich Nee.

For more information about Open Access Lifeline, located at 16400 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 101 in North Miami or to schedule an appointment, call (305) 948-5333.