Trinity Health has moved its Kidney Dialysis Unit (KDU) to the new Healthcare Campus and Medical District. The move follows an onsite inspection, which verified the unit’s compliance with health and safety standards.
KDU Manager Rochelle Hudson, RN, says the new state-of-the-art facility, now located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building (MOB), offers several advantages for patients, including improved patient access.
“The new location is certainly more convenient for our patients,” she said. “Patients can enter through the clinic’s main entrance or use the entrance on the west side of the MOB, where parking is abundant and fewer steps are needed to get to the treatment area.”
The new KDU, formerly housed at Trinity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, currently has 10 dialysis stations, with four more expected to be added soon. “The new layout has facilitated a team approach to care,” Hudson added, “and two nurses’ stations have increased nurse efficiency and safety of patients during their treatment.”
Trinity’s KDU is staffed by a multidisciplinary team under the medical direction of a board-certified nephrologist. It serves patients throughout northwest and central North Dakota. Trinity Health also operates a satellite unit in Belcourt.