Catholic Health Services offers Onsite Dialysis

February 22, 2023

Catholic Health Services provides high-quality and compassionate care that helps our patients achieve life-changing results. Kidney failure is a growing crisis in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 7 Americans are living with ESRD (end-stage renal disease) and 80% are 65+. March is National Kidney Month raising awareness to the numerous ways of treating and reducing the impact of kidney failure.

CHS dialysis clinics offers treatment provided by an onsite registered dialysis nurse. This treatment eliminates outpatient drawbacks, such as infection risk and the need to travel to a clinic which is also disruptive, confusing, and time-consuming. Catholic Health Services on site-dialysis can better deliver patient care with fewer hospital admissions.

Dialysis is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs. As a result, wastes and toxins build up in the bloodstream. Dialysis does the work of your kidneys, removing waste products and excess fluid from the blood. Hemodialysis is a type of dialysis that consists of a machine that filters and cleans the blood then returns it to a cleaned body. Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation hospital patients who are receiving this treatment need it 3 times per week and it takes around four hours.

“By providing dialysis treatments on site, we eliminate the need for frequent to and from dialysis clinics. It lets us focus on improving the lives of our residents” states Julia Shillingford, Director of Nursing for St. Anne’s Nursing Center, Catholic Health Services South Campus.

For more information, please contact us at or 877-CHS-4ALL.