BOLIVIA, N.C., April 9, 2019 – Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center has contracted with DaVita, a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, to provide dialysis treatments to hospitalized patients. Southeastern Nephrology providers and DaVita nurses will administer the dialysis treatments.
The contract accommodates a growing need throughout the Brunswick community as many patients are forced to go outside of the county for treatment. By bringing the state-of-the-art equipment to Brunswick Medical Center, Novant Health and DaVita now offer a more convenient option for hospitalized patients requiring dialysis for issues like Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
“Inpatient dialysis is something that many patients and providers have been asking for in the Brunswick community,” said Jill Ward, chief nursing officer of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. “We are excited to enter into a relationship with DaVita and Southeastern Nephrology to meet the growing needs of those requiring routine dialysis.”
DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The organization offers many options for kidney disease management, including kidney transplant, in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and in-center nocturnal dialysis.
“DaVita is excited to provide our services and expertise in kidney care to patients at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center,” said Angela Darling, DaVita regional operations director. “By bringing dialysis services to the Brunswick community, we continue our mission to enhance the experience of care for all patients.”
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Reviewas one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health network consists of more than 1,600 physicians and over 28,000 employees that provide care at over 640 locations, including 15 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2017, the health system provided more than $794 million in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, that through its operating divisions provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of December 31, 2018, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,664 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 203,000 patients. The company also operated 241 outpatient dialysis centers located in 9 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.
For more information, please visit DaVita.com.