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 […]