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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.

University Hospital Clinics
301 University Blvd., 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
Phone: 409.772.2222

Victory Lakes Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
2660 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573
Phone: 832.505.2150

DaVita Mainland Dialysis
2600 Gulf Fwy
La Marque, TX 77568
Phone: 409.938.7719

DaVita Island Dialysis
5920 Broadway St.
Galveston, TX 77551
Phone: 409.740.1109

DaVita Island Dialysis
5920 Broadway St.
Galveston, TX 77551

DaVita Mainland Dialysis
2600 Gulf Freeway
La Marque, TX 77568

DaVita South Shore Dialysis
212 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573

DaVita Victory Lakes Dialysis
3290 Gulf Freeway
League City, TX 77573

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 Order set
  • 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 Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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