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Non-profit Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Delivers Kidney Care to Western PA for 36 Years

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States and approximately 28,000 Pennsylvanians are living with kidney failure. In Western Pennsylvania, DCI opened its first dialysis unit in 1982 and has since added 25 more dialysis facilities and a REACH Kidney Care division to offer a variety of methods to care for individuals living with kidney disease.

For people just learning that they have kidney disease, DCI offers the REACH Kidney Care program. REACH is a program that encourages individuals to work with a care coordinator and a dietitian in hopes of delaying the need for dialysis or finding a treatment option for impending kidney failure, including kidney transplant. For individuals with kidney failure, DCI offers in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis in 26 area outpatient dialysis facilities. DCI has also partnered with 17 hospitals to provide inpatient dialysis services.

DCI’s commitment to people with kidney disease extends beyond the clinical setting. DCI operates the Western PA Kidney Kamp at Ligonier Camp and Conference Center in Ligonier, PA. This week-long summer camp for children ages 8 – 16 years old is held in late July to early August. On-site peritoneal dialysis is provided and children needing hemodialysis are transported to a nearby DCI facility during the week for treatment. This camp allows for kids in different stages of kidney disease to develop friendships with each other. DCI has also contributed over $316,000,000 to support research and community education initiatives nationwide.

DCI, the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider, is recognized for delivering quality care. Since 2003, an independent government report (USRDS) has found DCI to have the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among nationwide dialysis providers. DCI is committed to being the quality leader in the kidney community, saving lives, reducing hospitalizations, and empowering each patient to live the best possible life.

Learn more about DCI at www.dciinc.org. Learn more about REACH Kidney Care at www.REACHKidneyCare.org.

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