Altru Hospital

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Grand Forks, North Dakota (ND).

Altru Hospital is an average sized dialysis clinic with 13 stations based at 1200 S Columbia Road in Grand Forks, ND. The non-profit facility is operated independently from any other parent chain. The center was certified by Medicare in 1977. The facility offers in-center hemodialysis and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

A total of 16,753 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $19,540,848 by Medicare. 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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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

1200 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone Number

(701) 780-5870

Geographic Coordinates

47.910189, -97.066387
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

08/18/1977
* 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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13
Grand Forks Average
7
Grand Forks County Average
7
North Dakota Average
10
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.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Grand Forks
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Grand Forks County
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
12 (92.31%) 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
Grand Forks
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Grand Forks County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
0 (0.00%) 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
Grand Forks
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Grand Forks County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
1 (7.69%) 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
Grand Forks
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
7 (53.85%) 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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73 (82.00%)
Grand Forks
60 (82.00%)
Grand Forks County
60 (82.00%)
North Dakota
411 (94.58%)
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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69 (94.00%)
Grand Forks
48 (59.50%)
Grand Forks County
48 (59.50%)
North Dakota
356 (83.75%)
United States
221,150 (92.20%)

Treatment Figures

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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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16,753
North Dakota Average
6,933
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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$19,540,848
North Dakota Average
$8,102,656
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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$1,166
North Dakota Average
$1,169
United States Average
$2,609

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

The peritoneal nurses are VERY good. There has been transition in the nephrologists, which caused problems in continuity of care, but the locum doctor they have now, Dr. Yusefi, is marvelous and they're going to have a permanent nephrologist at the beginning of the year. They provide training and information. One or two of the chemodialysis nurses was a little cranky.

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Supplemental

Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Nearby Dialysis Centers

  1. Dialysis Center
    The Kidney Institute of North Dakota
    Located 6.05 miles away in Grand Forks at 1451 44TH Avenue S Suite 112 D.
Note: There are a total of 1 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Grand Forks at a Glance

Grand Forks has a total population of 49,321, of which 10,565 are children under the age of 18 and 4,836 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 28.3.

Total Population:
49,321
Median Age:
28.3
Males:
24,904 (50.5%)
Female:
24,417 (49.5%)
Children (0-17):
10,565 (21.4%)
Adults (18-64):
33,920 (68.8%)
Seniors (65+):
4,836 (9.8%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Grand Forks
Married:
18,775 (38.1%)
Divorced:
3,202 (6.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Grand Forks
Hispanic Ethnicity:
921 (1.87%)
White:
46,040 (93.35%)
African American:
426 (0.86%)
Asian:
472 (0.96%)
Pacific Islander:
28 (0.06%)
Indian:
1,357 (2.75%)
Other:
288 (0.58%)
Two or More:
710 (1.44%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Grand Forks

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.24, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.24 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
538
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
20
Rehab Centers:
7

Wealth

The median family income is $47,491 while the median household income is $34,194. Roughly 13.44% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$47,491
Household Income:
$34,194
In Poverty:
13.44%

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