A Christmas Poem (about Bingo)

While spending time at Forest Park Kidney Center this week, Thomas F. Gowen, RN, the current Nurse Manager of our Village Square Dialysis Center, found inspiration for a poem: “This center knows how to get the patients involved and have a good time!” says Gowen.  “So. Many.  Smiles!!! The Christmas Bingo event is popular with […]

WashU Nephrology Epic Dialysis Project is Now Live

After two and a half long years of hard work, the WashU Epic Dialysis Project is finally live!  On August 1, 2023, our dialysis centers switched over to the Epic electronic medical records (EMR) system.  The EPIC system replaces the clinical and billing systems Cyberren and Medical Manager, which had been in place for the […]

WashU Nephrology to Present at 2023 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Several members of WashU Nephrology will participate in the upcoming National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM).  The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and is the only conference of its kind that is designed for all members of the kidney health team. The event will be held April […]

Melissa Rocco is Our New Chromalloy Kidney Center Social Worker

WashU Nephrology welcomes Melissa “Missy” Rocco, MSW, LCSW, as our new Chromalloy Kidney Center Social Worker.  Missy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Truman State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has over 25 years of experience in the dialysis field.  She was the Manager of […]

New Dialysis Unit Opens at TRISL in the Central West End

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of a new dialysis unit at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), and celebrated the collaborative effort of Washington University Nephrology, TRISL, and Fresenius Kidney Care that made it happen. TRISL is a 96-bed hospital located in St. Louis’ Central West End that provides comprehensive outpatient and acute […]

COVID-19 Vaccination of WashU Dialysis Patients a Huge Success!

“We felt it was very important to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to the dialysis units for our patients,” says WashU nephrologist Anitha Vijayan about the recent undertaking to administer the vaccine to patients on dialysis.  Although patients with end-stage kidney disease are a highly vulnerable population for complications from COVID-19 infection, many have limited resources […]

2019 Renal Microgrant Extends Home Blood Pressure Managing Program

Funding from the 2019 Renal Staff Microgrant Program will extend a program that provides education and digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic. The blood pressure monitoring program, originally funded in 2015, provides portable monitors to allow patients to take their blood pressure at home, and then call in […]

Forest Park Dialysis Center Says Goodbye to a Friend

Staff and patients at the Forest Park Dialysis Center recently said goodbye to Darryl Eddington, the longest-surviving dialysis patient in the WU renal network.  Sadly, Darryl passed away on October 11, 2018. Darryl was a patient here for over 40 years.  For 38 of those years, he was a patient of Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor […]

Artist Chryslina Schlichter Brings Joy to Patients’ Lives

Chryslina “Lin” Schlichter uses more than her technical training to help her patients.  She uses her talent as an artist to bring joy to their lives. A Dialysis Technician II at the Washington University Dialysis Center at Forest Park, Lin is a skilled painter who is known to give away the fruit of her labor […]