31 May Dialysis Clinic Inc. invites public to explore new non-profit dialysis center

Dialysis Clinic Inc. invites public to explore new non-profit dialysis center

Polson, Montana (May 29, 2018)—Dialysis Clinic, Inc., is inviting the public to an Open House at their new dialysis center located at 303 Ridgewater Dr., in Polson on Tuesday, June 19th from 4 – 7 pm.

The general public is invited to tour the facility, witness a mock dialysis treatment, enjoy refreshments and learn more about chronic kidney disease through the REACH Kidney Care education program.  Medical Director Tobin Hoppes, MD, and the dialysis care staff will be available to answer questions.

The 17 station dialysis facility was completed on April 19, 2017 and began providing in-center hemodialysis and home hemodialysis training on March 21, 2018.  The hemodialysis schedule is currently Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am – 2pm with an expectation to adjust in the future as patient needs develop.

“Over two years ago, leaders in the community invited DCI into the area,” stated Kevin Donahue, DCI Area Operations Director. “As a non-profit dialysis provider, we examined the need and knew that this area fit our mission. We’re interested in building lasting community partnerships that will allow patients to receive consistent, high quality kidney care.”

DCI is recognized by an independent government report, the United States Renal Data System, for having the lowest patient mortality and hospitalization ratios among national dialysis providers since 2003.

“When you talk to DCI staff, you’ll quickly learn that we’re different from other dialysis providers. We truly want to keep people off of dialysis so they can live their best life. When dialysis is needed, we help patients identify an option that works best for them whether it’s in-center, at home, or a transplant,” explained Sandy Manning, RN, DCI Polson Nurse Manager.  “At DCI, we’re not just a dialysis provider; we’re a kidney health organization. We encourage you to visit our DCI Polson open house and learn about our approach to kidney disease.”

The new facility offers a level entrance for easy access to the building, a covered portico, and a bright and airy atmosphere.  Each patient station has its own flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi access, and a heated dialysis chair with built in massage.

DCI is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider with more than 250 clinics in 28 states. Montana is home to six DCI clinics and 789 residents living with kidney failure (as of January 2018). Diabetes was the primary cause of kidney failure in 373 of the 789 dialysis patients. The need for dialysis and chronic kidney disease support continues to grow in Montana. In 2016, 232 Montanans learned they had kidney failure.

“We’re excited to serve this wonderfully diverse community,” explained Manning. “We want the members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes to find comfort at the facility along with Lake County residents and travelers who may be visiting the area to enjoy Flathead Lake or the Glacier National Park. Everyone is welcome.”

For more information about the DCI Polson open house, please call 406-883-0534.

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REACH Kidney Care is a division of Dialysis Clinic, Inc. It is a community-based organization that strives to improve the health of all people with kidney disease every day. Individuals with kidney disease can visit REACH Kidney Care with a referral from their doctor. The appointments are at no cost to the individual. For more information visit www.reachkidneycare.org.

 

People with kidney disease deserve the best care and hope for a better life. DCI is the only national healthcare provider that delivers comprehensive care along the entire continuum of kidney disease. As a non-profit provider since its inception in 1971, DCI has consistently put patients first. DCI provides the best care among national kidney care providers and invests a substantial portion of its resources to improve this care. With more than 240 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states, DCI is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, DCI employs over 5,000 people serving approximately 15,000 patients on dialysis and over 4,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. DCI’s services include in-center hemodialysis, home therapies and partnerships with hospitals to provide in-patient care. The United States Renal Data System has found DCI to have the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among national dialysis providers since 2002. DCI operates under the mission “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” For more information visit www.dciinc.org.

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