FMC Dialysis Services of South Hills, Inc

Detailed report on the dialysis center located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (PA).

FMC Dialysis Services of South Hills, Inc is an average sized dialysis clinic with 18 stations based at 4651 Library Road in Bethel Park, PA. The for-profit facility is operated by Fresenius Medical Care, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1984. 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 4.08 registered nurses, 0.31 nursing aides, 4.06 technicians, 0.52 social workers, 0.47 dietitians, 1.75 administrators, 1.98 managers, and 0.53 other employees. FMC Dialysis Services of South Hills, Inc furnished 58,650 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

4651 Library Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Phone Number

(412) 835-1229

Geographic Coordinates

40.350041, -80.02315
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

09/19/1984
* 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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18
Allegheny County Average
17
Pennsylvania Average
17
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
Allegheny County
34 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
230 (99.57%) 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
Allegheny County
12 (35.29%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
45 (19.48%) 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
Allegheny County
9 (26.47%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
52 (22.51%) 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
Allegheny County
29 (85.29%) Offer this Service
Pennsylvania
168 (72.73%) 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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31 (97.00%)
Allegheny County
825 (93.17%)
Pennsylvania
8,406 (95.04%)
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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31 (94.00%)
Allegheny County
771 (91.83%)
Pennsylvania
7,893 (92.51%)
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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4.08
Allegheny County Average
3.40
Pennsylvania Average
3.91
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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0.00
Allegheny County Average
0.13
Pennsylvania Average
0.49
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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania 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.

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0.31
Allegheny County Average
0.19
Pennsylvania Average
0.10
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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4.06
Allegheny County Average
4.60
Pennsylvania Average
6.31
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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0.52
Allegheny County Average
0.49
Pennsylvania Average
0.54
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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0.47
Allegheny County Average
0.41
Pennsylvania Average
0.46
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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1.75
Allegheny County Average
1.65
Pennsylvania Average
1.69
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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1.98
Allegheny County Average
0.75
Pennsylvania Average
0.74
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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0.53
Allegheny County Average
0.46
Pennsylvania Average
0.49
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.

This Provider This Provider
0.00
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.05
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.

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0.00
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania 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
Allegheny County Average
0.10
Pennsylvania Average
0.18
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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania 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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.01
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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania 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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania Average
0.03
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
Allegheny County Average
0.11
Pennsylvania Average
0.05
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
Allegheny County Average
0.01
Pennsylvania Average
0.01
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
Allegheny County Average
0.00
Pennsylvania 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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58,650
Allegheny County Average
52,157
Pennsylvania Average
65,267
United States Average
259,761

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
UPMC
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Not as clean as I expected. Difficulty in meeting doctor. When asking questions, I recieved a "I don't know" instead of "I will find out and call you." In my opinion, very poor communication during a stressful time.

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

The Bethel Park FMC has a great group of nurses and is run incredibly well. I currently have gone there for 2 years and would not ever consider another facility. Carrie, the director has the staff well trained and scheduled properly for all patients to have a good dialysis session.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 51 centers within 35 miles of this provider.

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Bethel Park at a Glance

Bethel Park has a total population of 33,556, of which 7,942 are children under the age of 18 and 6,082 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 42.1.

Total Population:
33,556
Median Age:
42.1
Males:
16,069 (47.9%)
Female:
17,487 (52.1%)
Children (0-17):
7,942 (23.7%)
Adults (18-64):
19,532 (58.2%)
Seniors (65+):
6,082 (18.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Bethel Park
Married:
17,430 (51.9%)
Divorced:
1,609 (4.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Bethel Park
Hispanic Ethnicity:
164 (0.49%)
White:
32,584 (97.10%)
African American:
343 (1.02%)
Asian:
371 (1.11%)
Pacific Islander:
9 (0.03%)
Indian:
10 (0.03%)
Other:
45 (0.13%)
Two or More:
194 (0.58%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Bethel Park

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.22, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.22 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
153
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
9
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $64,390 while the median household income is $53,791. Roughly 3.67% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$64,390
Household Income:
$53,791
In Poverty:
3.67%

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