Rochester General Health System (RGHS), in partnership with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., is meeting the region’s growing demand for outpatient dialysis with the opening of the Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center in Newark. The Dialysis Center is now accepting patients. The Center, housing 14 new dialysis stations, is equipped with heated chairs, personal televisions and WiFi, and brings the total number of outpatient dialysis stations operated by RGHS to 83.
The public and the media was invited to a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Tours were held throughout the afternoon after the ceremony.
“RGHS has been a leader in providing outpatient dialysis in the Rochester Region,” said Marvin Grieff, MD, Medical Director at the Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center. “For each of our centers, delivering superior patient care close to where our patients live has been a top priority. We chose to partner with DaVita for the Newark center due to their proven record in partnering with other hospitals to provide excellent care for dialysis patients throughout the U.S., especially in the more rural setting.”
“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 Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center include in-center hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. All services are provided by board-certified nephrologists and a highly skilled team.
The Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center, conveniently located at 1120 South Main Street in Newark, is one of three dialysis centers operated by Rochester General Health System. The other two RGHS sites are in Webster and Irondequoit.
DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc., a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States, serving approximately 159,000 patients. The company also operated 48 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States.
The Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center is the latest example of the ongoing RGHS commitment to provide the region with a comprehensive network of state-of-the-art ambulatory facilities. The ambulatory or outpatient medical model allows patients to receive exceptional care outside of a traditional hospital setting, for optimal convenience and lower overall cost. In 2012, Rochester General Health System launched an eighth affiliate exclusively dedicated to Ambulatory Care.
For more information about the Newark-Wayne Dialysis Center, please call (315) 331-6958.
Dr. Marvin Grieff, Medical Director, Newark-Wayne Dialysis; Hugh Thomas, Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care and Counsel, Rochester General Health System (RGHS); Sue Jessen, Regional Operations Director, Lumineer Division Region 2 (DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.); Katherine Rogala, Vice President, Ambulatory Care, RGHS; Mark Clement, President and CEO, Rochester General Health System; Barbara McManus, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, RGHS.