Littlestown Dialysis Center

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

Littlestown Dialysis Center is an average sized dialysis clinic with 18 stations based at 43 Columbus Avenue in Littlestown, PA. The non-profit facility is operated by Wellspan Dialysis, which runs other dialysis facilities. The center was certified by Medicare in 1996. The facility offers late shift, in-center hemodialysis, and in-center peritoneal services. The patient survival category for this clinic is average.

Overall Rating

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Rated 3.25 out of 5 from 4 User Reviews
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Rated 3.75 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 3.75 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

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Rated 3.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Operated By

Wellspan Dialysis

Ownership Type

Non-Profit

Address

43 Columbus Avenue
Littlestown, PA 17340

Phone Number

(717) 359-8110

Geographic Coordinates

39.74374, -77.097691
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Certification Date

03/20/1996
* 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
Pennsylvania Average
17
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.

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Yes
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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No
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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Yes
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
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.

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Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Tricare
Details:

I have been a patient at this center for 3 years; during my time here I felt well cared for by competent, courteous staff; The social worker is always available to talk with me about concerns, family issues and my schedule. she has helped me many times make travel plans and always confirms that I am placed at a clinic convenient for me and my family.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Aetna
Details:

The doctors are a joke very inexperienced the one is. Doesn't listen or get what your saying. The social worker..well she does socialize but not with the patients too much. Just when they information so they get paid. No offer of support groups or anything posted if you would need to talk @ what your going through. Most of the nurses are good & nice. They do need to get rid of the social worker, she's not doing her job, maybe doing someone to keep her job

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Veterans Administration
Details:

In the nearly 7 yrs I was treated at Littlestown Dialysis Clinic, I was impressed by the competence and caring of the staff and Drs. The facility was always clean, cheerful and hospitable.

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A Review by Anonymous

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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

Most of the staff treating patients are very good but a few are really poor. Everyone gets very defensive when asked questions as if you are accusing them. Both Wellspan doctors are not very good. Patients and thier families are not really kept well informed.

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Last Modified

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:25 PM MST

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Littlestown at a Glance

Littlestown has a total population of 3,947, of which 1,092 are children under the age of 18 and 555 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.2.

Total Population:
3,947
Median Age:
34.2
Males:
1,875 (47.5%)
Female:
2,072 (52.5%)
Children (0-17):
1,092 (27.7%)
Adults (18-64):
2,300 (58.3%)
Seniors (65+):
555 (14.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Littlestown
Married:
1,990 (50.4%)
Divorced:
218 (5.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Littlestown
Hispanic Ethnicity:
50 (1.27%)
White:
3,839 (97.26%)
African American:
22 (0.56%)
Asian:
17 (0.43%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
4 (0.10%)
Other:
20 (0.51%)
Two or More:
45 (1.14%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Littlestown

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.37, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

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

Wealth

The median family income is $42,261 while the median household income is $36,678. Roughly 10.18% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$42,261
Household Income:
$36,678
In Poverty:
10.18%

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