Southampton Hospital’s Regional Dialysis Center has been recognized for the second consecutive year for its exemplary patient safety program at its Hampton Bays Atrium site. The Five-Diamond Award is presented by IPRO’s End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of New York, which is dedicated to assisting dialysis and renal transplantation centers in establishing and maintaining high standards of care for ESRD patients.
The ESRD Network’s interactive program is designed so that each dialysis facility completes one module at a time and submits documentation for review. The quality of each module determines the number of “diamonds” awarded, with a maximum of five diamonds, within the participation period. The Southampton Hospital Regional Dialysis Center is one of only 24 facilities out of 243 in the State to have currently achieved this award.
Licensed by the New York Department of Health, the hospital’s state-of-the-art Regional Dialysis Center offers a full range of treatments in an environment designed for optimum comfort. Individual televisions, WIFI access, as well as the generous donation by the J. Couper Lord Foundation of specially designed reclining chairs with a special gel cushion, all enhance the comfort of patients.
The staff includes Dr. Gaylord Hoffert, who is a board-certified nephrologist and the Center’s Medical Director; the nursing staff of certified dialysis RNs; LPNs and dialysis technicians skilled in renal therapy and clinical technology; certified social workers who provide assistance on insurance, social and economic issues; and a New York State Registered Dietitian to provide dietary guidance. Comments Dr. Hoffert, “We have a great team that strives to give each patient the best care possible.” The Center offers evening appointments for those who are working during the day and there is 24-hour access in case of an emergency. More information is available at 631-723-4200.