Palmerton Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Palmerton, Pennsylvania (PA).

Palmerton Dialysis Center is a small dialysis clinic with 10 stations based at 185 C Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, PA. The for-profit facility is operated by Davita, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1993. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is below average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 3.21 registered nurses, 2.86 technicians, 0.30 social workers, 0.32 dietitians, and 2.01 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors. Palmerton Dialysis Center furnished 42,359 units of epoetin to patients in 2006, which is below average when compared nationally. The number of patients that have a URR of 65% or more is on par with national levels. Patients with a HCT of 33% or higher is close to national levels.

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Operated By

Davita

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

185 C Delaware Avenue
Palmerton, PA 18071

Phone Number

(610) 826-5929

Geographic Coordinates

40.800404, -75.613229
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/14/1993
* Originally passed inspection by Medicare or Medicaid on this date. This is not the same as accreditation.

Stations

The total number of dialysis stations the facility operates. Each patient is assigned to a station when receiving dialysis treatment. Typically, a single station offers just one type of dialysis treatment, but multiple station types can be offered per facility.

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10
Carbon County Average
11
Pennsylvania Average
17
United States Average
17

Services

Charts

In-Center Hemodialysis Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis services on site. Hemodialysis is the process of pumping blood through a dialyzer with dialysate. After being cleaned, the cleansed blood is the returned to the body.

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Yes
Carbon County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
230 (99.57%) Offer this Service
United States
4,686 (96.96%) Offer this Service

Hemodialysis Training Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers hemodialysis training at patients' place of residence.

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Yes
Carbon County
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
45 (19.48%) Offer this Service
United States
806 (16.68%) Offer this Service

Late Shift Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility has a shift starting at 5:00 PM or later.

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No
Carbon County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
52 (22.51%) Offer this Service
United States
931 (19.26%) Offer this Service

In-Center Peritoneal Service

Status

Indicates whether the facility offers peritoneal services on site. Peritoneal dialysis is the process running a sterile solution of minerals and glucose through a tube into the peritoneal cavity. The dialysate is left for a period of time to absorb the waste products and then drained.

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Yes
Carbon County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
168 (72.73%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

Patient Survival

The patient survival category set by Medicare and Medicaid directly. Facilities fall into one of three categories; better than expected, as expected, or worse than expected.

Worse Than Expected
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Patients with URR of 65% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a urea reduction ratio of 65% or higher. The URR is a measure used to quantify hemodialysis treatment. A higher value is better, with the minimum accepted value by Medicare and Medicaid being 65%.

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30 (93.00%)
Carbon County
60 (96.50%)
Pennsylvania
8,406 (95.04%)
United States
225,886 (94.68%)

Patients with HCT of 33% or More

The number and percentage of patients that had a hematocrit level of 33% or higher. The hematocrit level of an individual is considered an integral part of their complete blood count. Typical hematocrit levels are 38% to 52% in males and 37% to 47% in females.

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32 (94.00%)
Carbon County
60 (95.50%)
Pennsylvania
7,893 (92.51%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Staff

Registered Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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3.21
Carbon County Average
2.85
Pennsylvania Average
3.91
United States Average
3.91

Licensed Practical Nurses on Staff

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.49
United States Average
0.82

Doctors on Staff

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.02
United States Average
0.09

Nursing Aides on Staff

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.10
United States Average
0.31

Technicians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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2.86
Carbon County Average
2.96
Pennsylvania Average
6.31
United States Average
7.03

Social Workers on Staff

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.30
Carbon County Average
0.34
Pennsylvania Average
0.54
United States Average
0.66

Dieticians on Staff

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.32
Carbon County Average
0.29
Pennsylvania Average
0.46
United States Average
0.57

Administrators on Staff

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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2.01
Carbon County Average
1.40
Pennsylvania Average
1.69
United States Average
1.79

Management on Staff

The number of full time equivalent management employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.62
Pennsylvania Average
0.74
United States Average
0.82

Others on Staff

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on staff by this provider in 2006. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.26
Pennsylvania Average
0.49
United States Average
0.50

Registered Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent registered nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.05
United States Average
0.06

Licensed Practical Nurses on Call

The number of full time equivalent licensed practical nurses employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.00
United States Average
0.01

Doctors on Call

The number of full time equivalent doctors employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.25
Carbon County Average
0.12
Pennsylvania Average
0.18
United States Average
0.13

Nursing Aides on Call

The number of full time equivalent nursing aides employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.00
United States Average
0.00

Technicians on Call

The number of full time equivalent technicians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.01
United States Average
0.04

Social Workers on Call

The number of full time equivalent social workers employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.02
United States Average
0.02

Dieticians on Call

The number of full time equivalent dietitians employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.03
United States Average
0.03

Administrators on Call

The number of full time equivalent administrators employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.05
United States Average
0.03

Management on Call

The number of full time equivalent management employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.01
United States Average
0.02

Others on Call

The number of full time equivalent other employees employed on call at this provider. Staff and on call employees are mutually exclusive.

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0.00
Carbon County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.00
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

Charts

Units of Epoetin Furnished

The number of units of epoetin (EPO) furnished by this provider to its patients in 2006.

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42,359
Carbon County Average
40,826
Pennsylvania Average
65,267
United States Average
259,761

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Palmerton at a Glance

Palmerton has a total population of 5,248, of which 1,211 are children under the age of 18 and 963 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 38.1.

Total Population:
5,248
Median Age:
38.1
Males:
2,499 (47.6%)
Female:
2,749 (52.4%)
Children (0-17):
1,211 (23.1%)
Adults (18-64):
3,074 (58.6%)
Seniors (65+):
963 (18.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Palmerton
Married:
2,440 (46.5%)
Divorced:
366 (7.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Palmerton
Hispanic Ethnicity:
124 (2.36%)
White:
5,158 (98.29%)
African American:
8 (0.15%)
Asian:
9 (0.17%)
Pacific Islander:
2 (0.04%)
Indian:
9 (0.17%)
Other:
24 (0.46%)
Two or More:
38 (0.72%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Palmerton

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.34, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.34 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
57
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
0
Medical Suppliers:
4
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $36,967 while the median household income is $31,522. Roughly 9.93% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,967
Household Income:
$31,522
In Poverty:
9.93%

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