New center offers extended hours; wireless Internet access and TV at
Rhode Island Hospital has opened a new outpatient dialysis center at the Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center at 950 Warren
Ave., in East Providence. The new center provides patients with
convenient outpatient dialysis treatment closer to home, and offers
extended hours and ample free parking in a well-lit lot. Dialysis will
be offered from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
of the 12 stations is equipped with the most advanced technology, and
can be used for both adult and pediatric dialysis. Stations features a
reclining chair and personal television, and wireless Internet access is
available throughout the center. Home hemo-dialysis is an option for
those patients who wish to dialyze in the comfort and privacy of their
own homes; patients opting for home hemo-dialysis will be referred to
the outpatient dialysis center at 117 Chapman St., Providence.
“We recognize that our patients needing dialysis treatments are busy
people – they often are working full-time and managing families,” said
Douglas G. Shemin, MD, medical director of the Rhode Island Hospital
Outpatient Dialysis Centers. “By providing both extended hours in a
convenient location, and the home hemo-dialysis option, we hope to make
the process a bit easier on our patients and their families.”
The center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes a
physician, clinical manager, social worker, dietitian, registered nurses
and patient care technicians, all providing a patient to staff ratio of
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call
401-606-1002; fax number is 401-606-1003, or visit rhodeislandhospital.org/outpatient-dialysis.