Wellesley Dialysis

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

Wellesley Dialysis is an average sized dialysis clinic with 21 stations based at 195 Worcester Street Lower Level in Wellesley, MA. The for-profit facility is operated by Davita, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1995. 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 4.10 registered nurses, 0.04 licensed practical nurses, 5.65 technicians, 0.35 social workers, 0.55 dietitians, and 1.84 administrators. On call staff is made up of the full time equivalent of 0.25 doctors and 0.07 registered nurses. Wellesley Dialysis furnished 66,672 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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Rated 2.50 out of 5 from 4 User Reviews
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Quality of Care Rating

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Facility Rating

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 2.25 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Operated By

Davita

Ownership Type

For-Profit

Address

195 Worcester Street Lower Level
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone Number

(781) 431-1414

Geographic Coordinates

42.315665, -71.247853
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

07/14/1995
* 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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21
Norfolk County Average
20
Massachusetts Average
16
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
Norfolk County
8 (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.

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Yes
Norfolk County
3 (37.50%) 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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No
Norfolk County
3 (37.50%) 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.

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Yes
Norfolk County
5 (62.50%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
47 (63.51%) 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.

As 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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48 (100.00%)
Norfolk County
400 (91.50%)
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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53 (94.00%)
Norfolk County
400 (91.50%)
Massachusetts
3,259 (92.29%)
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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4.10
Norfolk County Average
3.94
Massachusetts Average
5.09
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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0.04
Norfolk County Average
0.32
Massachusetts Average
0.32
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
Norfolk County Average
0.14
Massachusetts 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
Norfolk County Average
0.31
Massachusetts Average
0.55
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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5.65
Norfolk County Average
7.76
Massachusetts Average
8.42
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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0.35
Norfolk County Average
0.55
Massachusetts Average
0.71
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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0.55
Norfolk County Average
0.50
Massachusetts Average
0.50
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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1.84
Norfolk County Average
1.70
Massachusetts Average
1.89
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
Norfolk County Average
0.54
Massachusetts Average
1.12
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
Norfolk County Average
0.33
Massachusetts Average
0.80
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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0.07
Norfolk County Average
0.10
Massachusetts Average
0.10
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
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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
Norfolk County Average
0.09
Massachusetts Average
0.07
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
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Norfolk County Average
0.08
Massachusetts Average
0.07
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Norfolk County Average
0.13
Massachusetts 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
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts Average
0.02
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Norfolk County Average
0.00
Massachusetts 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.

This Provider This Provider
66,672
Norfolk County Average
3,523,023
Massachusetts Average
671,932
United States Average
259,761

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

More technicians then real nurses. Patients bleed from needle sites after treatment completed. The staff dislike sitting with you and holding presure as they want to move on to next patient. Saw may bleed through the bandage and had to return.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
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Stay far away from this clinic. It is a production line. Hurry up get patients on and off so they can fit the next one in. Sad.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
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I have been cared in this facility for over a year now and have nothing but praise as my rating shows. When I was recently asked by one of the nurses if I would recommend this facility to others, I responded that I am recommending it to everyone, whether they need dialysis or not!

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

Mean nurses, apathetic management and a disinterested receptionist make this unit one of the worst I have experienced or ever heard of. Choose another unit!

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Wellesley at a Glance

Wellesley has a total population of 26,613, of which 6,675 are children under the age of 18 and 3,710 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.6.

Total Population:
26,613
Median Age:
37.6
Males:
11,651 (43.8%)
Female:
14,962 (56.2%)
Children (0-17):
6,675 (25.1%)
Adults (18-64):
16,228 (61.0%)
Seniors (65+):
3,710 (13.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Wellesley
Married:
12,998 (48.8%)
Divorced:
1,059 (4.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Wellesley
Hispanic Ethnicity:
617 (2.32%)
White:
23,947 (89.98%)
African American:
426 (1.60%)
Asian:
1,691 (6.35%)
Pacific Islander:
3 (0.01%)
Indian:
22 (0.08%)
Other:
141 (0.53%)
Two or More:
383 (1.44%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Wellesley

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.12, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.12 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
274
Home Agencies:
0
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $134,769 while the median household income is $113,686. Roughly 3.33% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$134,769
Household Income:
$113,686
In Poverty:
3.33%

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