Hempfield

Address 

6710 U.S. 30
Jeannette, PA 15644

 

About our clinic

 

The newly built dialysis clinic offers 24 hemodialysis stations and two training rooms for peritoneal dialysis.

In-center hemodialysis patients will have heated chairs, personal televisions and free Wi-Fi internet access. We are accepting new patients.

 

Contact Info

Phone: 724-523-6386
Email: information@dciinc.org

 

Hours

Monday – Saturday
5:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Ages Served

Adult

 

Special Needs Accommodations

ADA

 

Languages Spoken

Access to interpreter

 

Public Transportation

The social worker can help patients secure transportation.

 

Internet Access

Free wi-fi access for patients

 

About Our Staff:

The warm and caring clinical staff have over 90 years combined experience in caring for patients with kidney disease.

Thomas Ward, M.D.

Medical Director

Carol Lesnick

Area Operations Director

Aimee Skok

Nurse Manager

Lisa Maurer, LCSW

Social Worker

Susan Hessom, RD

Dietitian
Services offered
In-center hemodialysis

In-center hemodialysis is performed at a dialysis facility. Hemodialysis treatments are scheduled three times a week. The length of the treatment is prescribed by a physician and generally lasts 4 hours. To start treatment, specially trained nurses and dialysis technicians insert two needles, connected to dialysis tubing, into a person’s access (usually in the arm) to circulate the blood out of the body, through the tubing, into the dialysis machine to remove the excess fluid and waste, and then back into the person’s body. Nurses and technicians are always there watching and monitoring the treatment.

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis, or PD, is a daily treatment. PD is a procedure that removes wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your body. This type of dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane, the thin, natural lining of your abdomen, to filter your blood. The peritoneal membrane acts as the artificial kidney. Although it is there to protect your organs, it has many tiny holes, or pores, in it that can be used to filter waste products and other chemicals from your blood. To prepare for PD, a surgeon places a permanent tube called a catheter into the lower abdomen to carry solution in and out of the abdomen. The sugar in the solution, called dextrose, draws wastes, chemicals and extra fluid from your blood through the peritoneal membrane and into the dialysate solution that is in your abdomen. After several hours, the used solution is drained from your abdomen through the catheter and into an empty bag. Your abdomen is then refilled with fresh dialysate and the cycle is repeated. Each cycle of draining used dialysate and refilling with fresh dialysate is called an exchange. There are two common types of PD: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).