ALBANY, NY—Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) is hosting an open house celebration June 21from 4-7p.m. at 176 Washington Ave. Ext., Suite 100, Albany, NY.
The event is free and open to the entire community. Guests can tour the new facility, meet the dialysis staff, explore treatment options for kidney failure, and learn more about DCI’s history.
“Many people are unaware that DCI is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider. We were established in 1971 with the belief that ‘the care of the patient is our reason for existence’. DCI chose to build a dialysis clinic in Albany because of the patient need. We became aware that patients who required dialysis were remaining in hospitals in order to receive dialysis treatment because outpatient dialysis centers did not have treatment chairs available,” says Don Weber, DCI Albany administrator.
According to the IPRO ESRD Network of New York, at the end of calendar year 2010, 25,695 patients in New York were receiving dialysis treatment for renal (kidney) failure. The primary causes of renal failure were diabetes (40.7%) and hypertension (25.1%).
“Our new 7,000 square foot dialysis facility on the Daughter’s of Sarah campus can provide convenient dialysis treatments to the Daughter’s of Sarah residents as well as the rest of the community," Weber said. "We look forward to continuing DCI’s tradition of providing quality patient care.”
DCI Albany provided treatment to their very first patient on Nov. 28, 2011. Now, 23 patients are receiving treatment. The treatment options include in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home hemodialysis.