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Rochester General Health System Opens New Dialysis Center in Penfield

July 29, 2013

Rochester General Health System (RGHS) is meeting the Rochester region’s ever growing demand for outpatient dialysis with the opening of the Bay Creek Dialysis Center in Penfield on Monday, August 5, 2013. The Center houses 21 new dialysis stations, equipped with heated chairs, personal televisions and WiFi , and brings to 69 the total number of outpatient dialysis stations operated by RGHS.

“RGHS has been a leader in providing outpatient dialysis,” said John Hix MD, Medical Director at Bay Creek. “Delivering superior patient care in an ambulatory setting, close to where our patients live, has been a top priority.”  In 2006, for example, Rochester General Health System opened the Seneca Ridge Dialysis Center at 370 East Ridge Road in Irondequoit, moving all outpatient dialysis from the hospital campus into the community setting. Even with its 48 dialysis stations, however, Seneca Ridge was, within two years, operating at full capacity. 

“The growing need for dialysis services is a nationwide trend,” said Stephen Silver MD, RGHS Division Chief of Nephrology. “Diabetes has reached epidemic levels in our community and across the country and one of the possible medical consequences of that disease is kidney failure. Unfortunately, we see the demand for dialysis services continuing to increase.”

Services provided at the new Bay Creek Dialysis Center will mirror those provided at the Seneca Ridge facility, including: in-center hemodialysis, training and support for home hemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis. All services are provided by board-certified nephrologists and a highly skill team.

The Bay Creek Dialysis Center is conveniently located in Penfield with easy access from routes 590 and 104. And, like the Seneca Ridge facility, parking at Bay Creek is plentiful and free of charge.

For more information, contact the Bay Creek Dialysis Center at (585) 922-0580.

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