The Nephrology program at Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is the largest and most experienced program in Michigan. It is ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers a wide array of both inpatient and outpatient care for children and adolescents who may suffer from a variety of disorders – including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, vasculitis, renal stones and disorders of fluid electrolyte, acid-base and mineral metabolism. From urological evaluations and hemodialysis to vascular access and kidney transplantation, comprehensive care is provided to children and adolescents by leading clinicians on staff and researchers in their field.
The service has an inpatient unit, state-of-the art hemodialysis unit with private child-friendly stations, in-center and at-home peritoneal dialysis facilities; and offices for outpatient consultation and follow-up. For those children with chronic renal problems, multidisciplinary patient care is provided with the help of highly trained specialist nurses, a social worker, dietitian and a clinical psychologist. Separate clinics are also offered for children with hypertension and vasculitis. Children's Hospital of Michigan also offers a Lupus Support Group through the Michigan Lupus Foundation.
The Pediatric Dialysis Facility has been recognized as a 5-Diamond Facility by the Renal Network 11, comprised of five states in the Upper Midwest, for having completed the fifth 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program module. The Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of two facilities in this region of hundreds of dialysis units awarded this status. The recognition is an appreciation for the work being done to promote patient safety and the entire team's devotion to patient safety issues within the dialysis community.
Kidney Talks: The Nephrology Family Advisory Council hosts Kidney Talks throughout the year, facilitating supportive discussions among families and children about living with and managing kidney disease.
Locations: In addition to providing inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Department offers outpatient pediatric nephrology clinics at several convenient Children’s Hospital Specialty Center locations in Detroit, Canton , Clinton Township and Temporary Troy.
The pediatric nephrologists on staff provide 24-hour service for inpatients, and emergency telephone consultations from community hospitals, practitioners and chronic renal patients.
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