The Rogosin Institute opens first NYC area free-standing home dialysis treatment and education center for both patients and staff - expanding options to improve the quality of life for patients with kidney disease
BROOKLYN, N.Y., /PRNewswire/ -- The Rogosin Institute (Rogosin), one of the nation's premier centers for kidney disease care and research, as well as one of the largest not-for-profit dialysis providers in the country, with nine dialysis centers located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, announces the opening of the Rogosin Brooklyn Home Dialysis Education and Training Center at 527 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York. The formal ribbon cutting reception was held Thursday, November 8, 2018 and the first patient will enter the Center this week. The two major donors who made the Center possible and who both suffered from kidney disease, were represented at the celebratory reception by Mrs. Gloria Kaylie of The Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Foundation and Mrs. Gabrielle Lurie, together with family, friends and colleagues.
This Brooklyn Center is the first free-standing specialized home dialysis training and treatment center in the New York City area that provides training for all forms of dialysis for both patients and staff (health professionals). It is particularly important to have such a center in Brooklyn, which has one of the lowest rates of home dialysis in the country: approximately 2% compared to the national average of 10%. Since patients who dialyze at home take more control of their health, have fewer medical complications, and enjoy a better quality of life than those who use in-center hemodialysis, helping more Brooklynites to be able to dialyze at home is essential.
"Rogosin is leading the way to educate and help many more people with kidney disease in Brooklyn to take more responsibility for their own treatments and overall care. Dialyzing at home gives them more flexibility to work, care for their families, and manage their health and time on their own terms, achieving better care at lower cost. The new Center provides a unique home-like environment that makes home dialysis a real option for more patients than ever before," said Barry Smith, MD, president of Rogosin. He added, "Combining patient and staff education in a free-standing facility is a novel concept and consistent with our goal to be a leader in innovation in kidney care. Rogosin continues to move forward on many fronts to ensure that every patient who seeks its help gets the very best possible care -- and then some!"
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