Mercy Dialysis recognized for high-quality patient care
Mercy Dialysis has earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based on the quality of patient care it provides. Mercy is the only dialysis center in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area to earn this level of distinction from CMS.
Mercy Dialysis offers exceptional care with superior patient outcomes. Mercy Medical Center opened the first outpatient dialysis program in the area more than 25 years ago. 563 treatments were performed that year, and today, more than 27,000 treatments will be performed at the hospital's three dialysis units this year alone.
Before its opening, area patients had to travel to receive treatment. Today, each patient's care is planned by a team that includes physicians, nurse specialists, social workers, and dietitians.
Mercy provides acute and chronic hemodialysis, as well as continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. These life-saving procedures are often intermediate steps for patients awaiting kidney transplant surgery.
- Mercy Health Plaza features 33 outpatient dialysis stations in a convenient, easy to access location.
- Mercy Medical Center has 8 stations for patients residing at Hallmar and for inpatients that are hospitalized at Mercy.
- Mercy's Vinton Dialysis Center is a satellite unit with 5 outpatient dialysis stations.