Ribbon Cutting for New Hamilton Dialysis Center
On Thursday, April 12, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Hamilton Dialysis Center. Located at 10 Eaton Street in Hamilton, the new dialysis center has eight patient treatment stations.
The Hamilton Dialysis Center opened in February 2012 to better serve those living in Madison and Chenango counties, and is currently accepting new patients.
Having treatment facilities close to home is a convenience for patients and their families, and a priority for FSLH. “By looking at where our patients live and are traveling from, we’ve been able to identify opportunities to reach people in their own communities,” said Kelly Scheinman, director of the Regional Dialysis Center at FSLH.
“We have been working closely with Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare to make this dialysis center a reality for the residents in our area,” notes Dave Felton, CEO of Community Memorial Hospital. “This collaborative effort demonstrates how organizations such as ours are partnering for the benefit of the patients and communities we serve.”
The Hamilton Dialysis Center is part of FSLH’s expansive program throughout the region. Recently, the Rome Dialysis Center underwent an expansion that doubled the number of patient treatment stations from eight to 16. FSLH will also add an eight station unit at St. Luke’s Home, a 202-bed nursing home in Utica, in early 2013 as part of a multi-million dollar expansion to improve long term care services in the Mohawk Valley.
The Regional Dialysis Center at FSLH is the sole provider of dialysis treatment within a 25 mile service area. Each year, nearly 400 patients receive more than 64,000 dialysis treatments at one of seven facilities located throughout the Mohawk Valley. FSLH is one of the largest hospital- based dialysis programs in the country.