Lifeline Vascular Access, formed as RMS Lifeline, works with physicians to develop and manage dedicated outpatient access centers that provide coordinated vascular access services to patients. Founded in 1998, the company is one of the leading providers of vascular access management services to physicians in the United States. Lifeline Vascular Access manages outpatient centers in more than 20 U.S. states, as well as Puerto Rico. It serves major metropolitan areas, such as Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The company s centers follow the National Kidney Foundation's K/DOQI clinical practice guidelines for dialysis vascular access. Lifeline Vascular Access has been accredited by The Joint Commission.