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.
J&J vaccine walk-in clinic at Lee Barta Center on May 19May 17, 2021
The single dose J & J vaccine will be offered to people 18 years and older from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.
Sun Protection & Skin Cancer prevention: Free webinars on May 18, May 25May 17, 2021
Warm weather means an increase in outdoor activities. Join us for a free, virtual seminar on sun protection and skin cancer prevention. Two dates are available.
COVID-19 vaccine available at UHS for children ages 12 to 18May 17, 2021
Students, get vaccinated for you, your team, your school and most importantly your health!
PHOTOS: Nurses Week & Hospital Week celebrations at UHSMay 13, 2021
UHS is currently celebrating National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week with a wide range of activities through May 14.