Children’s had approximately 3,600 dialysis patient visits in 2011.
What does this data mean?
This graph shows about how many patients get dialysis treatment, including hemodialysis and peritoneal at Children’s.
Why are volumes important?
We treat one of the largest pediatric dialysis populations in the country. Statistics show that centers that treat a high number of patients often have better outcomes.
How does Children’s make sure we are giving high-quality care?
- One of only two hospitals offering pediatric dialysis in Georgia.
- Peritoneal and hemodialysis available
- Seven pediatric trained nephrologists, two of whom have been with Children’s since our program began
- Family support team with child life specialists who educate children and families and a hospital teacher to help children keep up with their work
We focus on preemptive kidney transplants. So, a child can avoid dialysis, which can be a costly and time consuming treatment.