Beloit Health System Dialysis Awarded Highest 5-Diamond Safety Status

Registered nurses from left: Carol Vickerman, Dialysis Director, Herman Polglaze and Bonnie Rogers were several of Beloit Health System’s Dialysis staff who successfully passed the criteria to receive the prestigious 5-Diamond Patient Safety status.

BELOIT (WIFR) -- Beloit Health System’s Dialysis Center was recently awarded the highest 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program status. This achievement was awarded by the Renal Network of the Upper Midwest to help promote patient safety values.

“We are very proud of this achievement,” states Carol Vickerman, RN, Director of the Dialysis Center at Beloit Health System. “The criteria and modules are very challenging and our staff worked hard to attain this level of care. We are dedicated to the highest patient safety for our patients.”

The current Dialysis Center opened in 2001 with space for 18 patients to undergo dialysis at one time. The design provides for lots of natural light, privacy, and individual TV screens for their patients who typically receive dialysis three times a week for four hours.

The goals of the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program are to build a patient safety culture in every dialysis unit with both staff and patients, consisting of educational modules and documentation. The highest ranking for any program is the 5-Diamond award which must be completed within a year. For more information about Beloit Health System’s Dialysis Center please call 608-364-5580.

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