New dialysis center opens
Updated: October 23, 2012 5:13PM
Patients in the western suburbs in need of dialysis treatment now have improved access to quality care close to home, thanks to a new 13-station U.S. Renal Care facility at 1201-B Butterfield Road in Downers Grove, near the border of Oak Brook.
Secretary of State Jesse White, organ donation advocate Connie Payton, village officials, area hospital leaders, health-care advocates, patients and physicians recently gathered to mark the opening of the state-of-the-art facility.
Patients will have access to an entire team of dedicated professionals including dieticians, social workers and nurses who will provide patients and their families with the support and resources they need to stay on a healthy path during treatment. The new center also comes equipped with massage chairs and individual DVD players at each station to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.
Dr. Anis Rauf, a nephrologist who both lives and treats patients in the area, will serve as the facility’s medical director.
“This U.S. Renal Care clinic will give patients a much-needed choice in where they get their care,” said Rauf. “We are committed to giving patients the quality care they deserve so they can focus on their health and wellness to ensure the best outcome.”
The new facility also includes a cutting-edge home therapies program with a dedicated space where patients who choose to dialyze in the comfort of their homes can come for education and training. U.S. Renal Care’s Home Therapy program also provides a staff-assist option where patients can choose home treatment with the assistance of a registered nurse.
U.S. Renal Care and its physicians are committed to making sure patients understand all of their options, including a kidney transplant, which is ultimately the best treatment for kidney failure. According to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, there are about 4,700 people in Illinois waiting for an organ transplant. Two-thirds of those patients are on the list waiting for kidneys, which on average can take between five and seven years.
For more information on U.S. Renal Care, Inc., visit www.usrenalcare.com.