Focus on Mary Hoffmann: On the Frontline of Patient Care

Mary Hoffmann recognized early in life the special calling of those who care for patients. “At the age of 14, I worked as a candy striper – a volunteer nurse’s aide – at Jewish Hospital for the summer,” says Mary, now an Inpatient Renal Coordinator in the Chromalloy Dialysis Center. “I was only able to […]

KMOV-TV Interviews Chromalloy Patient Chase Cofer

We recently introduced you to Chase Cofer, a young man and dialysis patient who does not let his genetic syndrome and kidney failure dampen his joy of life. Now, Chase’s story will be the subject of a local TV news feature. Marielle Mohs, TV reporter and multimedia journalist at CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis, […]

Taking Our Care to the Community – Expanding Services to St. Louis Counties

“We are taking our outstanding care to the communities where our patients live,” says Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of Nephrology, commenting on the expansion of the division’s clinical services beyond the Washington University/Barnes campus. The North County Dialysis Center, which opened in February 2018, joins Home Dialysis South in providing more convenient, state-of-the-art services […]

Young Man’s Music is Good for the Body and the Soul

Chase Cofer remembers the day he experienced the first symptom. It was a day like any other, with Chase and his sister spending time with their cousins. Chase hadn’t noticed anything was wrong – but his sister did. She pointed out that his arm had been in a fixed, bent position for the entire day. […]

The First! Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship – March 22

Martin Pollak, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will launch the Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship with a presentation titled Kidney Disease in African Americans. The inaugural lecture will take place at Medical Grand Rounds, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8-9 am, in the Clopton Auditorium, Wohl Clinic […]

Mary Hoffman St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Nominee

Congratulations to Mary Hoffman, RN and Washington University Inpatient Renal Coordinator, who is a finalist in the 9th annual St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards. The awards program honors the selfless care, compassion and service of nurses in local schools, hospitals, nurseries, colleges and clinics. A selection committee reviewed more than 220 nominations and […]

WU North County Dialysis Center Opening Soon

“Serving the population where they live” is the impetus behind the new Washington University dialysis facility about to open in North St. Louis County, according to Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and one of the initial advocates of the project. “Missouri has over 9,000 patients undergoing dialysis, and that puts our state in […]

Celebrating Nephrology Nurses

Although appreciated year-round, nephrology nurses are properly recognized this week, September 10-16, 2017, during the official Nephrology Nurses Week. The celebration gives us the opportunity to come right out and say to our nephrology nurses, “Thank you for all you do!” The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) initially honored the life-saving work of nurses who […]

Dialysis Patient’s Kidney Walk Entourage: Five Years and Growing

Garland Patton, a dialysis patient in the Chromalloy Kidney Center at Washington University, and a group of more than 50 family and friends, turned out for the annual St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF)-sponsored Kidney Walk held April 29, 2017. This was the fifth year in a row that the Patton group took part in the […]

Humphreys and Division Awarded BJH Grant to Reduce ESRD Patient Readmissions

The Division of Nephrology and Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph P. Friedman Associate Professor and Chief, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) Foundation for a proposal to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions for ESRD patients. The grant was developed in close collaboration with Division of Nephrology Faculty members and Jodean […]