POCATELLO, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liberty Dialysis physicians and Idaho Kidney Institute Founders Fahim Rahim and Naeem Rahim will be honored at the 25th Anniversary of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Ceremony. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor annually pays tribute to the ancestry groups that comprise America’s unique cultural mosaic. Fahim Rahim, M.D. and Naeem Rahim, M.D. are honored for their contribution in providing state-of-the-art care for patients suffering from kidney disease, those needing dialysis, and also those who have received kidney transplants.
Dr. Fahim Rahim and Dr. Naeem Rahim founded the Idaho Kidney Institute which provides dialysis services to about 190 patients, several hundred transplant patients, and thousands of patients suffering with complications of kidney disease. They will be honored by NECO along with entertainer Jerry Lewis on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 4 p.m. at The Ritz Carlton New York, Battery Park.
According to Nasser J. Kazeminy, Chairman of NECO, “NECO is about investing in the power of caring, whereas people from all cultures and walks of life stand together arm in arm to make a real difference in our world through shared compassion and philanthropy – not just for now, but to also inspire future generations who will continue to preserve and build upon the legacy that each of our cultures has contributed. With our Medalists, we will see America – at its best. We will see every color, every race from so many walks of life – together – celebrating – the magic that is America. Our Medalists’ influence and achievements truly inspire and touch the lives of people everywhere.”
About Dr. Fahim Rahim and Dr. Naeem Rahim
Born in Peshwar, Pakistan, Dr. Fahim Rahim and Dr. Naeem Rahim moved to America to pursue an education and career in kidney care. Driven by their commitment to provide care to the underserved communities, Dr. Fahim and Naheem Rahim moved to Idaho to found the Idaho Kidney Institute. Today, the Idaho Kidney Institute is the largest provider for patients suffering with kidney disease in Southeast Idaho. Another Liberty Dialysis center serving kidney patients later opened in Idaho Falls which helps patients in rural communities have access to superior kidney care.
Over the past 6 years, since the first clinic opened, Drs. Rahim have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Congressional Recognition award from the US Senate in 2007. Mark Caputo, Chief Executive of Liberty Dialysis says, “We are honored to call Dr. Fahim and Naeem Rahim our partners. Both physicians embody the true spirit of patient focused dialysis care and are well deserving of this national honor.”
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About Liberty Dialysis
With more than 112 dialysis clinics, Liberty Dialysis - is dedicated to providing outstanding care for patients with kidney disease, and a rewarding career experience for its caregivers. Liberty has a history of developing clinics in underserved communities in conjunction with local physicians and non-profit organizations. Liberty partners with local nephrologists and hospitals in developing, owning and operating these centers. Liberty was founded in 2002 by Mark Caputo and Bob Santelli in conjunction with Bain Capital. Liberty’s historic rapid growth has been funded, in part, by subsequent equity investments from Bain Capital, KRG Capital Partners, and Ignition Partners, each of whom will continue as equity sponsors of the merged organization. For more information on the company, please visit the website for Liberty Dialysis at www.libertydialysis.com.