SALIDA, Colo.-The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) granted the Salida Hospital District final approval today for a hospital-based renal dialysis center at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.
The Heart of the Rockies Dialysis Center is located on the second floor of the Salida hospital. The unit is owned by the medical center but managed by Sanderling Renal Services. Sanderling specializes in bringing high quality dialysis and nephrology (kidney) services to rural communities.
End-stage renal disease facilities, also known as dialysis units, must meet specific safety and quality standards established by CMS in order to participate in the Medicare program. In Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) conducts surveys of the state’s dialysis units on behalf of CMS.