St. Joseph Medical Center Nephrology Services

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Tacoma, Washington (WA).

St. Joseph Medical Center Nephrology Services is a large dialysis clinic with 50 stations based at 1717 South J Street in Tacoma, WA. The non-profit facility is operated by Franciscan Health System West, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1977. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal 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

Franciscan Health System West

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

1717 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98401

Phone Number

(253) 426-6688

Geographic Coordinates

47.245786, -122.448823
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/01/1977
* 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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50
Pierce County Average
21
Washington 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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Pierce County
5 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Washington
56 (100.00%) 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
Pierce County
3 (60.00%) Offer this Service
Washington
18 (32.14%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Pierce County
5 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Washington
46 (82.14%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Pierce County
3 (60.00%) Offer this Service
Washington
31 (55.36%) 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.

As Expected
As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected As Expected

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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237 (99.00%)
Pierce County
485 (98.40%)
Washington
3,466 (95.92%)
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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207 (94.00%)
Pierce County
430 (94.40%)
Washington
3,222 (93.13%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Tacoma at a Glance

Tacoma has a total population of 193,556, of which 49,890 are children under the age of 18 and 22,994 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.9.

Total Population:
193,556
Median Age:
33.9
Males:
94,419 (48.8%)
Female:
99,137 (51.2%)
Children (0-17):
49,890 (25.8%)
Adults (18-64):
120,672 (62.3%)
Seniors (65+):
22,994 (11.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Tacoma
Married:
75,058 (38.8%)
Divorced:
21,517 (11.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Tacoma
Hispanic Ethnicity:
13,262 (6.85%)
White:
133,704 (69.08%)
African American:
21,757 (11.24%)
Asian:
14,656 (7.57%)
Pacific Islander:
1,798 (0.93%)
Indian:
3,794 (1.96%)
Other:
5,695 (2.94%)
Two or More:
12,152 (6.28%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Tacoma

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.40, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.40 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
2,469
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
14
Medical Suppliers:
81
Rehab Centers:
26

Wealth

The median family income is $45,567 while the median household income is $37,879. Roughly 15.44% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$45,567
Household Income:
$37,879
In Poverty:
15.44%

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