The UTMB Chronic Home Dialysis unit recently received a Recognized Facility Status in the area of Peritoneal Dialysis Severe Anemia Management for 2010 from the End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas, Inc. Medical Review Board. This recognition was achieved by ranking in the top 10 percent of all Texas facilities for one or more core indicators during the 2010 Quality of Care project.
The Home Dialysis Unit at UTMB, located on the fourth floor of the University Hospital Clinics building, offers home dialysis as an option to anyone requiring dialysis. This service enables patients and their families the privilege of performing treatments in the privacy and comfort of their own home.
In July 2011, the Division of Nephrology and hypertension will reopen the Renal Ward within John Sealy Hospital. The Renal Ward will have 10 beds dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of renal.
University Hospital Clinics
301 University Blvd., 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Victory Lakes Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
DaVita Mainland Dialysis
2600 Gulf Fwy
La Marque, TX 77568
DaVita Island Dialysis
5920 Broadway St.
Galveston, TX 77551
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The UTMB Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's global health work force to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Check out their website for more information on the global health programs and education going on in our department.
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.