Your kidneys perform vital functions in the circulatory and urinary systems, such as filtering wastes and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, and controlling water balance and alkalinity of body fluids. When the kidneys can no longer function properly, patients may undergo kidney dialysis. In this process, a machine assumes the kidney’s function of filtering waste products out of the blood. Dialysis can be performed at home or in the hospital.
UHS Hospitals is the leading provider of dialysis services in the Binghamton area. For nearly three decades, UHS has been providing this life-saving service and now has 20 hemodialysis stations at UHS Binghamton General Hospital, providing roughly 18,000 treatments annually for about 150 Binghamton Dialysis patients.
Patients facing end-state renal failure are increasing their life span and quality of life through dialysis and the use of new drugs. About 20 percent of patients receive dialysis therapy at home.
Reminder: Hospital visiting is still restrictedJanuary 12, 2021
Check the UHS website directly for visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual screenings are available as well.
First COVID-19 vaccines given at UHS Chenango Memorial HospitalDecember 23, 2020
On Tuesday, December 22, Dr. Jason Joseph became the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Chenango County.
Thanks to Teng family, thousands of masks come to UHSDecember 23, 2020
UHS has increased its supply of COVID-19 masks, thanks to a family connection and a generous donation that links medical supply companies on Long Island with UHS’ warehouse in the Southern Tier.
UHS' Dr. Jones among first to get vaccinated for COVID-19December 23, 2020
An infectious disease specialist was one of the first members of the UHS team to get the vaccine for COVID-19 on Dec. 19. Zachary Jones, MD, joined several other regional providers to get in line for the shot.