Healio Nephrology News & Issues
Dialysis providers assess damage from Hurricane Ian
October 3, 2022
Dialysis providers deployed disaster response teams this past week along the coast of Florida to assess the damage from Hurricane Ian while watching its path into Georgia and the Carolinas.
“Hurricane Ian impacted multiple U.S. Renal Care dialysis clinics along the west coast of Florida from Tampa to Naples, leaving many clinics without power, water, internet or phone access,” Mary Dittrich, MD, chief medical officer of U.S. Renal Care, told Healio. “Before the storm, the U.S. Renal Care emergency preparedness team worked to procure access to emergency generators and water tankers to continue providing dialysis treatment for all our patients in western Florida.”