DENVER—DaVita Inc. announced the top 10 U.S. travel destinations for dialysis patients.
The summer travel season can be intimidating for dialysis patients who have to factor treatments into their vacation plans. DaVita provides travel assistance and operates more than 1,800 facilities across the country, which allows patients to enjoy a worry-free vacation.
“We want dialysis patients to know that travel is still completely accessible to them,” said MaryCatherine Graves, director of Guest Services at DaVita. “With the help of DaVita’s travel support specialists, patients can explore the many dialysis-friendly vacation spots across the country and enjoy an improved quality of life.”
The following list was compiled based on previous years’ placement requests by the DaVita Guest Services Call Center from a time period of May-September 2011:
1. Las Vegas
3. Myrtle Beach
4. San Antonio
6. New Orleans
9. Reno, Texas
10. San Diego
“I am so thankful for the DaVita Guest Services team,” said Johanna Castle, a San Diego patient who has been on dialysis for 22 years at a non-DaVita clinic. “It is so convenient to have one phone number for all my travel questions.”
Castle will be traveling to San Diego and Las Vegas this summer with the help of DaVita.
The DaVita Guest Services team provides dialysis-related travel assistance to both DaVita and non-DaVita dialysis patients at no cost. In 2011, the Guest Services team helped more than 50,000 people plan dialysis treatments for vacations in the United States and abroad.
For dialysis-related travel assistance, patients can contact a DaVita Guest Services specialist at 1-800-244-0680 or visit DaVita.com/travel for more information.