UPDATED: Patients Hospitalized After Receiving Wrong Solution During Dialysis
Seven patients were hospitalized, some reportedly in critical condition, after receiving the wrong solution during dialysis treatment at U.S. Renal Care in Town and Country.
UPDATED: 11:00 p.m. Tuesday-
U.S. Renal Care confirms the incident happened Monday at their 13190 South Outer 40 Road location in Town and Country.
The seven patients were hospitalized after recieving the wrong solution during dialysis, according to Tom Weinberg with U.S. Renal Care.
Weinberg stated in an email to Patch that several of the center's patients reported not feeling well during their dialysis treatments Monday so dialysis immediately stopped and patients were advised to go to the hospital. Weinberg said the center helped them make arrangements to do so.
As of Tuesday evening, a spokesperson with Missouri Baptist confirmed that the hospital did receive three dialysis patients Monday who were in critical condition and said all three have since been upgraded to stable condition.
Weinberg issued the following information in a statement to Patch late Tuesday night.
All of the patients are stable. We anticipate that the facility will reopen within the next day or two, but only after proper coordination with the State and Medicare. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring the health and safety of our patients.
The center became aware of the matter when the patients complained of discomfort during the dialysis Monday.
Weinberg confirms the center is now investigating the water system which possibly carried the contaminant which may be a cleaning solution.
U.S. Renal Care called in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and shut down voluntarily, according to a spokesperson for the company.
According to a U.S. Renal Care news release, the company acquired the Town and Country dialysis center in August. It cares for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure known as end stage renal disease. The facility was formerly known as Premiere Dialysis, KMOV reports.
According to U.S. Renal Care, the company serves 6,400 end stage renal disease patients and operates in 13 states.