The Renal Services department of Southside Regional Medical Center provides dialysis treatments for those diagnosed with acute and/or chronic renal failure, which is also known as end stage renal disease. Hemodialysis is a therapy that cleans the blood of waste products and extra fluid when the kidneys no longer function efficiently.
The Inpatient Unit provides dialysis for patients who are hospitalized for other medical issues as well as chronic kidney disease. Specialized treatment options are available for patients in the Intensive Care Unit, who need slow dialysis over an extended period of time. The acute dialysis nurses have over 100 years combined dialysis experience and over half of the team is certified in their field.
The outpatient facility offers 30 stations with advanced technology, reclining chairs, and cable television. The patient care team consists of licensed professionals, who working together; develope an individualized and comprehensive plan of care for each patient. The team includes the following:
- Board Certified Nephrologists
- Certified Nephrology Nurses
- Licensed Social Worker
- Registered Dietitian
- other supportive members
The hours of service are 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Two shifts are offered each day and patients typically dialyze 3 times a week. The Outpatient Unit is conveniently located across the street from the hospital in the Southside Regional Annex on South Crater Road in Petersburg.