St. Alexius Medical Center’s Kidney Dialysis Units (KDU) in Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston were recently recognized by the Renal Network of the Upper Midwest, Inc’s, as 5-Diamond facilities for their patient safety program. The goals of the 5-Diamond program are to build a patient safety culture, promote patient safety values, create an awareness of patient safety issues, and to help dialysis units learn more about specific areas of patient safety.
The Renal Network of the Upper Midwest believes it is important for each dialysis facility to incorporate patient safety into their organizational culture. To help promote patient safety values, Renal Network 11 has implemented the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program. The focus of this program is to help dialysis facilities better implement patient safety principles among both staff and patients.