Saints Memorial Medical Center Merrimack Valley Dialysis Main

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Lowell, Massachusetts (MA).

Saints Memorial Medical Center Merrimack Valley Dialysis Main is a small dialysis clinic with 10 stations based at 1 Hospital Drive in Lowell, MA. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1977. The facility offers late shift and 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.

Overall Rating

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Quality of Care Rating

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Staff Rating

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Facility Rating

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Promptness Rating

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Operated By

Independently Operated

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

1 Hospital Drive
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone Number

(978) 934-8555

Geographic Coordinates

42.645938, -71.300033
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

08/05/1977
* 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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10
Lowell Average
12
Middlesex County Average
15
Massachusetts Average
16
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
Lowell
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Middlesex County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
73 (98.65%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
No
Lowell
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Middlesex County
5 (38.46%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
28 (37.84%) 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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Yes
Lowell
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Middlesex County
2 (15.38%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
24 (32.43%) 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
No
Lowell
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Middlesex County
7 (53.85%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
47 (63.51%) 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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27 (100.00%)
Lowell
82 (98.00%)
Middlesex County
542 (95.92%)
Massachusetts
3,366 (94.48%)
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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27 (85.00%)
Lowell
72 (88.00%)
Middlesex County
526 (95.92%)
Massachusetts
3,259 (92.29%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

Left clinic due to poor care, felt unsafe.

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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 35 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Lowell at a Glance

Lowell has a total population of 105,167, of which 28,341 are children under the age of 18 and 11,313 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 31.4.

Total Population:
105,167
Median Age:
31.4
Males:
51,807 (49.3%)
Female:
53,360 (50.7%)
Children (0-17):
28,341 (26.9%)
Adults (18-64):
65,513 (62.3%)
Seniors (65+):
11,313 (10.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Lowell
Married:
37,863 (36.0%)
Divorced:
7,574 (7.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Lowell
Hispanic Ethnicity:
14,734 (14.01%)
White:
72,145 (68.60%)
African American:
4,423 (4.21%)
Asian:
17,371 (16.52%)
Pacific Islander:
38 (0.04%)
Indian:
256 (0.24%)
Other:
6,813 (6.48%)
Two or More:
4,121 (3.92%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Lowell

Health

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

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
484
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
10
Medical Suppliers:
15
Rehab Centers:
4

Wealth

The median family income is $45,901 while the median household income is $39,192. Roughly 16.23% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$45,901
Household Income:
$39,192
In Poverty:
16.23%

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