Central Connecticut Dialysis Center

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Meriden, Connecticut (CT).

Central Connecticut Dialysis Center is a large dialysis clinic with 23 stations based at 377 Research Parkway in Meriden, CT. The for-profit facility is operated by Fresenius Medical Care, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1994. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis, hemo hemodialysis training, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 3.96 registered nurses, 1.97 licensed practical nurses, 1.45 nursing aides, 10.46 technicians, 1.00 social workers, 0.56 dietitians, 2.52 administrators, 4.19 managers, and 1.08 other employees. A total of 128 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $2,317,061 by Medicare. Central Connecticut Dialysis Center furnished 7,212 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

Fresenius Medical Care

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

377 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT 06450

Phone Number

(203) 639-2880

Geographic Coordinates

41.516677, -72.764872
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

01/14/1994
* 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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23
New Haven County Average
19
Connecticut Average
20
United States Average
17

Services

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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
New Haven County
9 (81.82%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
30 (93.75%) 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
New Haven County
3 (27.27%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
11 (34.38%) 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
New Haven County
4 (36.36%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
9 (28.13%) 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
New Haven County
6 (54.55%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
25 (78.13%) Offer this Service
United States
2,235 (46.24%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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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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92 (98.00%)
New Haven County
709 (96.38%)
Connecticut
2,251 (96.85%)
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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90 (91.00%)
New Haven County
776 (94.33%)
Connecticut
2,358 (93.96%)
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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3.96
New Haven County Average
8.47
Connecticut Average
7.49
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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1.97
New Haven County Average
1.43
Connecticut Average
1.57
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
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
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.

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1.45
New Haven County Average
1.30
Connecticut Average
0.54
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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10.46
New Haven County Average
8.25
Connecticut Average
7.84
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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1.00
New Haven County Average
1.09
Connecticut Average
0.90
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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0.56
New Haven County Average
0.86
Connecticut Average
0.81
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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2.52
New Haven County Average
2.20
Connecticut Average
2.08
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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4.19
New Haven County Average
0.89
Connecticut Average
0.87
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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1.08
New Haven County Average
0.13
Connecticut Average
0.32
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.

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0.00
New Haven County Average
0.57
Connecticut Average
0.24
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut 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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0.00
New Haven County Average
0.11
Connecticut Average
0.16
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.

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0.00
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut 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
New Haven County Average
0.13
Connecticut Average
0.06
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
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
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
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
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.

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0.00
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
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
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
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
New Haven County Average
0.00
Connecticut Average
0.00
United States Average
0.01

Treatment Figures

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Units of Epoetin Furnished

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

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7,212
New Haven County Average
112,163
Connecticut Average
94,660
United States Average
259,761

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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128
New Haven County Average
142
Connecticut Average
2,922
United States Average
795

Financials

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Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$2,317,061
New Haven County Average
$2,886,378
Connecticut Average
$4,985,892
United States Average
$2,073,232

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$18,102
New Haven County Average
$20,327
Connecticut Average
$1,706
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Central Connecticut Dialysis Center Review
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Insurance:
Aetna
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My father visited your unit 2 years ago. He has since passed away and I would like to thank everyone who had a hand in his dialysis experience. I wish I had done this review after his visit with you but did not know this website existed. He felt so welcome at your unit, and couldn't say enough nice things about his whole experience. Your social worker Steve made his transition so easy; no problems with getting a spot and my father felt Steve bent over backwards to accomidate him. I would also like to thank a few people 'on the floor' that he talked about long after he had been there-Pat, Linda, Maria, Angela, Mel-I'm sure everyone else was wonderful, but these few people made quite an impression on my dad. Thank you again

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Meriden at a Glance

Meriden has a total population of 58,244, of which 14,966 are children under the age of 18 and 8,211 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.2.

Total Population:
58,244
Median Age:
36.2
Males:
28,214 (48.4%)
Female:
30,030 (51.6%)
Children (0-17):
14,966 (25.7%)
Adults (18-64):
35,067 (60.2%)
Seniors (65+):
8,211 (14.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Meriden
Married:
24,204 (41.6%)
Divorced:
5,102 (8.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Meriden
Hispanic Ethnicity:
12,296 (21.11%)
White:
46,734 (80.24%)
African American:
3,754 (6.45%)
Asian:
796 (1.37%)
Pacific Islander:
11 (0.02%)
Indian:
229 (0.39%)
Other:
5,036 (8.65%)
Two or More:
1,684 (2.89%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Meriden

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:
261
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
8
Medical Suppliers:
19
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $52,788 while the median household income is $43,237. Roughly 10.83% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$52,788
Household Income:
$43,237
In Poverty:
10.83%

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