The saying, “Do what you love and the money will follow,” is true for many people. The story of Renal Reserve has a slight twist: Its founder, Angelo Capozzoli, RD, CSR, LD, did what he loved and his company followed!
Angelo is a registered dietitian who specializes in renal nutrition. The CSR is a designation from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It means Certified Specialist in Renal nutrition.
In his early career, he worked as a staff dietitian at some of the most renown dialysis clinics in Georgia. As his reputation for excellence grew, he began getting requests to work at clinics on his days off. As Angelo became busier, he had less time to fill in and began to turn down work. Since patient care was always his first priority, he felt bad and remarked, “I wish I could clone myself!” This led him to the establishment of a home-based, per diem dialysis staffing business in 2001.
From the beginning, Renal Reserve was different. First, it was owned by a dialysis professional active in the field. Second, while the industry standard was one-year minimum experience, Renal Reserve raised the bar to two-years minimum required experience. Third, for Angelo, it was always about providing excellent patient care.
By 2005, the business had grown so much that Angelo was spending more time running it than seeing patients. So his wife, Audrey Capozzoli, left her job as an accountant and began working at Renal Reserve full-time to help Angelo grow the business.
In 2007, the business moved into office space and began to skyrocket. Several full-time employees were hired and things were rocking! In 2009, Renal Reserve received Joint Commission certification.
In 2011, Renal Reserve made a paradigm shift to a national dialysis agency, staffing large and regional dialysis companies throughout the United States.
Renal Reserve is dedicated to providing safe, quality healthcare and committed to protecting its clients’ interests and those of their patients by upholding the highest industry standards.
Today, Renal Reserve’s core values remain the same as they were when Angelo started the company: Excellent patient care, honor, integrity and service to its clients. Unlike other companies, Renal Reserve employees and clients can always speak to an administrative staff member—not an answering service!—24 hours a day, 7 days a week! You might even get Angelo!