CARROLLTON, Texas—Renal Ventures Management LLC, announced that the Renal Center of Carrollton was awarded a 5 Diamond Patient Safety Award from the End-Stage Renal Disease Network. The award is given to dialysis centers that have completed an extensive patient safety training program over the course of a year.
The 5 Diamond program launched in 2008 to help dialysis facilities across the U.S. effectively build a culture of patient safety. In order to earn a “5 Diamond” distinction, every member of a facility’s staff must complete five patient safety training modules over the course of a year. Staff members receive training on everything from handling conflicts between patients and their health care providers, patients who have missed treatments, how to best communicate with patients, and emergency preparedness.
“We are thrilled to have earned a 5 Diamond award,” said Marsha Hill, RN, clinical coordinator for the Renal Center of Carrollton. “We remain committed to ensuring every member of our staff has all the tools to provide the very highest level of patient care. This program allows our patients to have peace of mind they are getting the best care from the very best health care team.”
The 5 Diamond award is only good for one year. To continue to be distinguished as a 5 Diamond facility the staff must undergo continuous training year after year. The 5 Diamond program is an innovative training and recognition program that helps renal centers focus on their unique and specific areas which are in need of improvement. It also highlights the benefits of having staff members work together as a team to achieve measurable improvements. The program is endorsed by the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), Renal Physicians Association (RPA), and the National Renal Administration Association (NRAA).
In addition to the Renal Center of Carrollton, Renal Ventures Management also operates clinics in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Plano, Lewisville and Frisco.