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Sampson Regional Medical Center launches new service for dialysis patients

By Staff Report, posted 2 weeks ago

Sampson Regional Medical Center is proud to announce, effective June 3, the launch of its new Inpatient Dialysis Service, offering enhanced care and convenience for patients requiring dialysis treatment during their hospital stay.

Recognizing the importance of providing comprehensive care to patients with renal conditions, Sampson Regional Medical Center has invested in state-of-the-art dialysis equipment to provide bedside dialysis needed for patients requiring hospitalization. The dialysis team consists of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including nephrologists, hospitalists and specially trained dialysis nurses, ensuring a coordinated and personalized care plan for each patient, promoting optimal health outcomes.

“At Sampson Regional Medical Center, we are continuously striving to enhance the services we offer to our patients,” said Dr. Shawn Howerton, Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer of Sampson Regional Medical Center in a press release. “The introduction of our inpatient bedside dialysis service underscores our dedication to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our community and ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care, tailored to their individual needs.”

With a team of dedicated healthcare professionals and a patient-centered approach, Sampson Regional Medical Center’s dialysis team is trained to provide the care needed for renal patients during their hospital stay. The service is available seven days a week, ensuring admitted patients have access to dialysis treatment whenever it is needed.

“The addition of bedside dialysis for inpatients improves accessibility to care for patients,” stated Tammy King, Chief Nursing Officer of Sampson Regional Medical Center in a press release. “Previously, patients arriving at our emergency department who have been receiving outpatient dialysis treatments but will require admission for other medical conditions would have to transfer to other hospitals that were equipped to provide dialysis treatment during their hospital stay. The new bedside dialysis allows patients to be admitted at Sampson Regional where they can be closer to home.” 

This care delivery model allows patients to receive dialysis care at their bedside, making it easier for patients to receive care for their admitted medical conditions.

Recognizing the importance of continuity of care, hospital staff will work closely with local dialysis centers to coordinate care upon discharge for newly diagnosed renal patients, coordinating outpatient care going forward. “We recognize the importance of seamless transfer of care for those patients who are newly diagnosed and will need to continue their dialysis treatment. While we are here to treat medical conditions that arise for dialysis patients, we are not set up to complete dialysis on a regular basis for these patients. We value our relationship with local dialysis centers, and our staff will work with the patients to make sure their outpatient care is established upon discharge,” added Tammy King, CNO on the transition of care for dialysis patients in a press release. 

For more information on Sampson Regional Medical Center’s services, visit

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