The Nephrology program is housed on the campus of Ascension St. John Hospital. Outpatient chronic kidney disease (CKD) clinics are located immediately adjacent to the hospital, steps from the department offices and supervising faculty. The outpatient hemodialysis facility is conveniently located in the same building. Ascension St. John Hospital Dialysis Corporation provides acute dialysis services to nine hospitals totaling 1,500 beds spanning from Detroit to Port Huron. Only the latest in extracorporeal technology is utilized to provide care in the hospital setting, including plasmapheresis, continuous renal replacement therapy, and conventional dialysis.
A 36-bed inpatient unit, with a 10-station dialysis unit, is dedicated exclusively for the care of kidney disease patients. Staffed with experienced nurses along with arterial, central venous and telemetry monitoring; this state-of-the-art facility provides comprehensive care to dialysis and transplant patients alike. Our fellows have the opportunity to manage an appropriate workload with the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of residents, interns, medical students, and ancillary professionals under the direct supervision of our academic staff.
Fellows provide primary evaluation and management of all nephrology cases on this unit while educating the residents who rotate through the service. This service is consistently highly rated by residents and fellows as an outstanding learning environment.