Dialysis Tech News

Creating a Less Clinical Experience for Dialysis Patients

MIAMI, FL – One of the most uncomfortable aspects of dialysis treatment is the environment in which it takes place.  Dialysis patients are often sitting in the same chair, in the same room for hours and go through this process several times a week.  Many dialysis centers are very clinical.  This usually refers to the … Continue reading

Growing Demand for Dialysis Services in Traverse City, MI

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Earlier this year Alan Norton began his dialysis treatment and it changed his life.  Norton has diabetes and other health complications that originated from exposure to “Agent Orange” while he served in the military in Vietnam. The human being is a creature of adaptation.  There is a tendency to view deteriorating … Continue reading

20 Dialysis Patients at Stanley Hospital get Hepatitis C

CHENNAI, INDIA – More than 20 patients who received dialysis treatment at Stanley Hospital, located on the campus of Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India, have protested that they were infected with the hepatitis C virus due to contamination during their treatment.  Patients claim that the dialysis equipment was contaminated by a patient with hepatitis … Continue reading

High Aluminum Amounts in Dialysis Fluid Prompts Recall

HARRISON, OH – Despite having her tap water tested, refraining from drinking soda from cans and carefully examining the labels of her food and makeup, Angie Caudill continued to experience the levels of one potentially toxic ingredient rising in her blood: aluminum.  “I did everything they told me to do,” said Caudill, “and it kept … Continue reading

Dialysis Patients Turned Away at Queen’s West in Oahu

OAHU, HI – According to a Hawaii News Now article, the Queen’s Medical Center West in Oahu is turning away dialysis patients on a daily basis. The center recently underwent $100 million in renovations.  Yet, an executive staff member of the facility said they are turning patients away because the dialysis facilities are not “cost … Continue reading

$2.2 million Dialysis Center Approved in Graham, NC

GRAHAM, NC – After an agreement to move existing dialysis treatment centers in Alamance County to the newly proposed facility, the plan for a $2.2 million dialysis center in Graham, NC has been approved.  Renal Treatment Centers, a subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest kidney care companies, DaVita, will be responsible for the new … Continue reading

Dialysis Clinic Inc. confronts discrimination suit in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA – The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) has alleged that nationwide healthcare provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. is guilty of discrimination for firing and refusing to rehire a nurse who took too long to complete her treatment for breast cancer.  The EEOC was founded in 1965 during a growing movement for equality and … Continue reading

Choices for Dialysis Patients at the End of Life

When kidney dialysis was introduced in the 1940s it was originally intended as a life saving treatment.  It was mainly used for young patients with acute renal failure and helped them until their kidneys could function without the therapy.  Since then the use and frequency of dialysis has changed.  Today the average dialysis patient is … Continue reading

CMS ESRD Quality Incentive Program Results for 2014

End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a permanent failure of the kidneys that is most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Patients with ESRD must receive dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Dialysis is the process of artificially removing excess fluid and toxins from the blood, a process normally done by … Continue reading

DaVita to Open New Dialysis Clinic in San Rafael, CA

According to DaVita spokesman Justin Sorbis, the Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. opens approximately 150 dialysis centers each year. The company plans to open their second Marin County center in San Rafael, CA some time in 2015. Sorbis said that the new center will have 28 dialysis stations capable of treating more than 200 patients … Continue reading