DCI East Ridge

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in East Ridge, Tennessee (TN).

DCI East Ridge is a large dialysis clinic with 24 stations based at 6104 North Mack Smith Road in East Ridge, TN. The non-profit facility is operated by Dialysis Clinic, Inc, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1980. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

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

Dialysis Clinic, Inc

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

6104 North Mack Smith Road
East Ridge, TN 37412

Phone Number

(423) 894-8133

Geographic Coordinates

34.999335, -85.2174
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

10/01/1980
* 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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24
Hamilton County Average
21
Tennessee Average
18
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
Hamilton County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
119 (95.97%) 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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No
Hamilton County
1 (16.67%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
21 (16.94%) 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
Hamilton County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
8 (6.45%) 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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No
Hamilton County
2 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
48 (38.71%) 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.

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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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62 (92.00%)
Hamilton County
287 (92.20%)
Tennessee
4,906 (94.05%)
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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56 (89.00%)
Hamilton County
253 (86.20%)
Tennessee
4,728 (92.10%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Medicare
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I would not recommend DCI to anyone who also has private insurance. This place is the pits

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 11 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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East Ridge at a Glance

East Ridge has a total population of 20,640, of which 4,031 are children under the age of 18 and 3,926 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 40.0.

Total Population:
20,640
Median Age:
40.0
Males:
9,660 (46.8%)
Female:
10,980 (53.2%)
Children (0-17):
4,031 (19.5%)
Adults (18-64):
12,683 (61.4%)
Seniors (65+):
3,926 (19.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in East Ridge
Married:
9,379 (45.4%)
Divorced:
2,697 (13.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in East Ridge
Hispanic Ethnicity:
225 (1.09%)
White:
19,262 (93.32%)
African American:
662 (3.21%)
Asian:
347 (1.68%)
Pacific Islander:
7 (0.03%)
Indian:
64 (0.31%)
Other:
88 (0.43%)
Two or More:
210 (1.02%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in East Ridge

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
0
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
6
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $43,858 while the median household income is $36,347. Roughly 7.91% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$43,858
Household Income:
$36,347
In Poverty:
7.91%

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