Dialyspa was co-founded by a dialysis patient, Neill Simon, who received dialysis care at a dialysis center with state-approved staffing ratios. Neill’s experience was that there was not enough staff to tend to patients’ needs.
He wanted Dialyspa’s ratios to be better. Medicare has no set ratios for caregivers to patients in dialysis centers. Most states do not either. In Texas, staffing ratios in a dialysis center are legislated at four patients to every technician. Nursing ratios have registered nurses tending to twelve patients during a single shift.
Dialyspa operates all clinics with one technician for every three patients. Nursing ratios are also better than state requirements. Nine patients, not twelve, is the maximum number of patients a Dialyspa nurse will care for at one time. Our staffing ratios allow the staff to truly give more time and more care to each patient.
Dialyspa is meeting or beating most ESRD Network 14 clinical outcomes. In addition to excellent clinical outcomes, Dialyspa also boasts a higher-than-average kidney transplant rate for our patients. Dialyspa dialysis clinics have the staff to implement a higher level of care. We are not just meeting minimum care standards, but exceeding them.