Holy Cross Hospital's dialysis services consist of four departments: chronic outpatient hemodialysis, acute hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, which are located at the hospital, and the off-site Holy Cross Dialysis Center at Woodmore. Its mission is to provide dialytic therapy to patients with acute renal failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
The Holy Cross Hospital Chronic Outpatient Hemodialysis unit has 14 patient stations with a patient capacity of 84 patients and provides more than 12,000 treatments annually. The unit is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The acute hemodialysis unit consists of four patient stations in the dialysis unit. Equipment is available for staff to dialyze patients throughout the facility, such as intensive care units and medical surgical floors. The acute unit provides an average of 225 to 250 treatments per month.
The peritoneal dialysis unit trains patients in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) and offers follow-up for patients utilizing these therapies. Currently there are more than 40 patients in the program, making it one of the top 10 in the state.
The outpatient Holy Cross Dialysis Center at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., opened in June 2003. The unit operates Monday through Saturday. The unit consists of 15 outpatient hemodialysis stations, with a patient capacity of 90 patients. Kaiser Permanente and Holy Cross Hospital are working closely together to provide care for their ESRD patients at this facility.
Over the last several years, the dialysis department has continued to grow. We continue to have a waiting list of patients from other centers who wish to be dialyzed at Holy Cross Hospital. Patients come here from out of state to visit friends and family, and utilize our services on a transient basis. Many of these patients return to our facility year after year.
Our outcomes for adequacy and anemia have consistently demonstrated quality care. The unit continually strives to improve its quality indicators so that patient's outcomes are successful.
The success of the dialysis program at Holy Cross is a direct reflection of our staff. The dialysis unit staff consists of a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, social workers, dietitians and unit secretaries. The staff works together to ensure patients receive the best care possible. What makes this dialysis unit so special to patients are the people. Patients want to come here for their dialytic needs because our well-trained, compassionate and caring staff will take them care of. The staff truly embodies the mission of the hospital.
For more information about dialysis services, call 301-754-7560.
Acute Hemodialysis - Inpatient Hours:
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Chronic Hemodialysis - Outpatient Hours:
7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Peritoneal Dialysis - Outpatient Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Holy Cross Dialysis Center at Woodmore - Outpatient
11721 Woodmore Road, Suite 190
Mitchellville, MD 20721
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday