Mercy Health Kidney Clinic
The incidence of end-stage renal disease in our region continues to grow by 10% annually, and in Muskegon County alone, that rate is 34% above the Michigan average. In response to what we saw as a growing problem in our community, we developed the Mercy Health Kidney Clinic.
The Mercy Health Kidney Clinic provides comprehensive renal and nephrology expertise, and our activities focus on:
- Improving diagnostics for all, but particularly the elderly
- Increasing the life expectancy of those at risk before problems arise
- Providing dialysis services
Physicians, qualified staff, accessible facilities and comprehensive services geared to individual patients are trademarks of the Mercy Health Kidney Clinic. A key priority is providing information — particularly educating the public about lifestyle changes that can prevent the need for renal services.
- Inpatient nephrology
- Acute and outpatient hemodialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Intra-dialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) supplement services
A five-station satellite unit in Ludington opened in 1995 in conjunction with Memorial Medical Center. In January of 1997, the Institute celebrated the opening of a 12-station outpatient hemodialysis center in Grand Haven.
In addition to dialysis services provided by Gambro Healthcare at sites in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Ludington, the Mercy Health Kidney Clinic operates a mobile unit with a team of specialists who provide dialysis services to patients at other hospitals in an area that spans from Holland to Ludington.
Since we are part of Mercy Health, patients also have access to the Kidney Transplant Program at Mercy Health Saint Mary's in Grand Rapids.