Home Dialysis Services (HDS) celebrated the grand opening of its new patient training facility, 2038 W. 95th St., on Sept. 9. HDS is based in Homer Glen, and the Beverly facility is the eighth Chicagoland location for the growing company and serves as a training center for patients on home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Company officials said Beverly was chosen by HDS because of enhancements along 95th Street. HDS offers an alternative to patients with end-stage renal disease who traditionally would be referred to an in-center treatment facility, where they would receive dialysis three times a week for several hours. With home dialysis, patients dialyze in the comfort of home for a shorter amount of time, which gives them the ability to continue working, travel and continue normal day-to-day responsibilities. According to CEO Dr. Babajide Salako, “Offering the option to dialyze at home, on a patient’s own schedule, allows dialysis treatments to be a part of life, not the whole focus. Home Dialysis Services offers staff-assistance for qualified patients on home hemodialysis who do not have a care partner to help them. This makes home treatments even more appealing to patients, especially those who work or are caring for a young family.” The location offers both home hemodialysis, which removes wastes from the body similarly to machines used in-center, and peritoneal dialysis, which does not require the need for needles and does not involve blood. Attending the opening are Mandy Marshall (from left), Pamela Klancic, Kristen Siroky, Rebecca Abbatiello, Jennifer Langs (director of nursing), Therese O’Donnell, Dr. Sushant Taksande (medical director), Deborah Jabra, Dr. Muhammad Omer (medical director), Dr. Babajide Salako (CEO), 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, BAPA Executive Director Margo Holland and 95th Street Business Association Executive Director Erin Ross. For more information, call (708) 645-1000 or visit the Web site at hdsdialysis.com. (Review photo)
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