(STREAMWOOD, IL) – Patients from the Streamwood area in need of dialysis treatment now have access to quality care close to home, thanks to a new 13-station U.S. Renal Care facility at 149 Irving Park Road. Village officials, area hospital leaders, patients and physicians gathered today to mark the opening of the state-of-the-art facility, which is the first dialysis center in Streamwood.
For patients like Tom Pullia, a Streamwood resident, access to quality and convenient dialysis care will have a profound impact on his health and quality of life.
“For me and my family, the U.S. Renal Care Streamwood facility is going to make a world of difference,” Pullia said. “I now have peace of mind knowing I have a treatment center close to home so I don’t have to spend all my time and energy traveling to and from dialysis. Instead, I can focus on doing the things I enjoy like spending time with my family and friends.”
In addition to a convenient location, patients will have access to an entire team of dedicated professionals including dieticians, social workers, and nurses who will provide patients and their families with the support and resources they need to stay on a healthy path during treatment. The new center also comes equipped with massage chairs and individual DVD players at each station to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.
Dr. Gordon Lang, a nephrologist who has been treating patients in the area for more than 30 years, will serve as the facility’s Medical Director. “I am so proud to work with U.S. Renal Care to raise the standard of care for patients in the Streamwood area and beyond,” said Dr. Lang. “This new dialysis center was built on the belief that patients always come first and we are committed to improving the quality of life for every person that walks through our door. Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our patients.”
The Streamwood facility will help meet the rising demand for dialysis services in suburban Cook County. For example, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent by 2025, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Renal Streamwood facility was approved by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board last year and received widespread support from Streamwood Village President Billie Roth, St. Alexius Medical Center, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital and numerous area physicians and patients.
The facility is U.S. Renal Care’s first dialysis center in Illinois, with two more scheduled to open this fall – one at 396 Remington Blvd in Bolingbrook and one at 1201-B Butterfield Road in the Oak Brook/ Downers Grove area.