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November 7, 2012, 7 AM ET - 9 dialysis facilities remain closed in New York and 1 remains closed (Hoboken) in New Jersey.

November 6, 2012, 7 AM ET - 8 dialysis facilities remain closed in New York and 2 remain closed (Hoboken and Renal Ventures North Jersey Lincoln Park) in New Jersey.

The KCER web site update for Nov. 5 is ... another weather report.


November 5, 2012 - 11 dialysis facilities remain closed in New York and 1 remains closed (Hoboken) in New Jersey.

Information from CMS.

November 4, 2012, 8 AM ET The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site and the ESRD Network 3 (NJ) web site have been updated. There appear to be a total of 12 facilities that still closed.

Along with an updated closed clinic listing, the New York site has an executive order pertaining to out-of-state nurses, some outreach information, and fuel for ambulettes.

Again, the dialysisunits.com web site is now in sync with the New Jersey data, but still does not include any New York data.


Nov. 2, 2012, 5 PM ET - The KCER web site update for Nov. 2 is ... another weather report.

The dialysisunits.com web site is now in sync with the New Jersey data, but still does not include any New York data.



Nov. 2, 2012, 3:35 PM ET - The ESRD Network #3 (NJ) Weather Alerts and Closings page has been updated and now lists two New Jersey clinics as closed:
FMC Hoboken
RCG Atlantic City

Nov. 2, 2012, 10:25 AM ET - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site now lists 12 facilities closed in New York (as of 10 am).

November 2, 2012, 7 AM ET - According to the ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site and the ESRD Network 3 (NJ) web site, there are a total of 20 dialysis facilities closed in New York and New Jersey.

The dialysisunits.com web site is out of sync with the New Jersey data and does not include any New York data.

The National Kidney Foundation web site is now up and running occasionally functional.


Nov. 1, 8:30 PM ET - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site listing of closed facilities was updated at 7:10 PM (currently located in the middle of the home page). 15 New York state facilities are currently listed as closed.

Nov. 1, 6:55 PM ET - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site listing of closed facilities was updated at 5:20 PM (currently located in the middle of the home page). 16 New York state facilities are currently listed as closed. Remember, "this list is an ongoing process."


Nov. 1, 5:20 PM ET - The KCER web site update for Nov. 1 is ... another weather report.
Editor's note: - I have heard reports that thousands of persons have been evacuated and are in shelters in the NY/NJ area. At least two nursing home that provide dialysis have been severely damaged, causing logistical nightmares. Despite this and much more, KCER is not sharing any information publicly with the dialysis community.

As I listened to a report from one of these shelters, the TV reporter stated that what the people in the shelters want most is... information.

Nov. 1, 3:30 PM ET - The ESRD Network #3 (NJ) Weather Alerts and Closings page has been updated and now lists five New Jersey clinics closed:
Atlantic City Medical Center
FMC Hoboken
RCG Atlantic City
RCG Maplewood
Trinitas Linden

November 1, 2012, 2:20 PM, ET - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site listing of closed facilities was updated at 1:15 PM (currently located in the middle of the home page).

November 1, 2012, 12:10 PM - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site now lists 18 New York state facilities as closed (as of 12 noon). Remember, "this list is an ongoing process."

The 26-station Southern Manhattan dialysis center, an FMC facility at 14th Street and 6th Avenue, was added. (Why so late?)


November 1, 2012, 6:30 AM ET - A scan of the KCER, ESRD Networks, and large dialysis provider web sites finds only one new piece of information on clinic closings or disaster action plans since 8PM last night:
DCI Clinics in the Hurricane Sandy Region: Update (only DCI Hawthorne (NY) closed)
The KCER web site was updated late yesterday with a weather report only.

The dialysisunits.com web site only displays the closed New Jersey clinics. None of the New York clinics are included. Old closure data for clinics not in the storm area continues to be displayed.

The National Kidney Foundation web site is still having difficulties (www.kidney.org).

Oct. 31, 8:10 PM ET - The ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site now lists 17 New York state facilities as closed (as of 7:20 PM). Some previously closed clinics have reopened.

As of this time, the KCER web site was not updated today.

RenalWEB will review KCER, ESRD Networks, and large provider sites again early in AM.

Oct. 31, 6 PM ET - Notice from the ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site:
"10/31/2012 5PM: IPRO Network of New York Offices are open and resuming operations with focus on patient and facility outreach during this recovery period. We will keep this emergency web page live throughout the recovery process."

Oct. 31, 4:30 PM ET - The home page of the current ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site (http://54.243.38.171/) has been updated and now lists 14 closed facilities (currently located in the middle of the home page). The page states, "This list is an ongoing process." The clinics currently listed as closed are:
New York City:
River Renal Services
Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center
Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center II
Chinatown Dialysis Center

Brooklyn:
Sheepshead Bay Renal Center
Pola Tenenbaum Center for Renal Care

Staten Island:
Carol Molinaro Dialysis Center
Island Rehabilitation Services
Island Rehabilitative Services – Clove Lake
Staten Island Dialysis Clinic/AKC

Nassau County:
Long Beach Medical Center Dialysis
South Shore Dialysis Hempstead
West Nassau Dialysis

Rockland County
Renal Care of Rockland closed due to no power (all RCR patients being treated at Renal Care of Suffern temporarily)

Oct. 31, 1:50 PM - The ESRD Network #3 (NJ) Weather Alerts and Closings page has been updated and now lists seven New Jersey clinics closed:

Atlantic City Medical Center
FMC Hoboken
Mountainside Hospital
RCG Maplewood
DaVita Bricktown
DaVita Middletown
Trinitas Linden

Oct. 31, 1:15 PM ET - The dialysisunits.com web site now lists seven New Jersey clinics as closed.

Oct. 31, 12 noon - The KCER and several ESRD Network web sites have always linked to the dialysisunits.com web site to view a listing of closed facilities. This site is now beginning to be updated. The site has had 13 clinics listed as closed for months prior to superstorm Sandy, but now lists 18 and includes four New Jersey facilities. This listing does not yet include the New York facilities that have been closed by the storm.

Click the box labeled "closed" and the list will appear.

Oct. 31, 10:45 AM ET - The home page of the current ESRD Network 2 (NY) web site (http://54.243.38.171/) is now listing 13 closed facilities (currently located in the middle of the home page). The page states, "This list is an ongoing process." The clinics currently listed as closed are:
New York City:
River Renal Services
Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center
Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center II
Chinatown Dialysis Center
New York AKC ??? (on Nov. 2 this is shown as in Brooklyn and closed)

Brooklyn:
Sheepshead Bay Renal Center
Pola Tenenbaum Center for Renal Care

Staten Island:
Carol Molinaro Dialysis Center
Island Rehabilitation Services
Island Rehabilitative Services – Clove Lake
Richmond Kidney Center
Staten Island Dialysis Clinic/AKC

Nassau County:
Long Beach Medical Center Dialysis

October 31, 7:30 AM ET - A scan of the KCER, ESRD Networks, and large dialysis provider web sites finds no new information on clinic closings or disaster action plans. The only KCER web site update is a weather report. This list of closed facilities in New Jersey has not been updated or changed since Monday, Oct. 29

One new piece of information was found. ESRD Network #2 (NY) - "Staff will be in the IPRO Office on Wed., Oct. 31. E-mail at info@nw2.esrd.net or call at (516) 209-5573."

The National Kidney Foundation web site is still having difficulties (www.kidney.org).

Oct. 30, 7:30 PM ET - No new information found on dialysis clinic closures or disaster action plans after reviewing the KCER and ESRD Network web sites. Will review sites again early in AM.

Oct. 30 - National Traffic and Road Closure Information web site.

Oct. 30, 3:30 PM - The National Kidney Foundation web site (www.kidney.org) has been down all day.

Oct. 30, 12:45 PM - Status of dialysis facilities in New Jersey from the ESRD Network 3 web site.

Oct. 30, 11:55 AM ET - Posting on patient wellbeing during this disaster from FixDialysis.

Oct. 30, 10:15 AM ET - A state-by-state listing of power outages reports from the local utility companies.

Oct. 30, 9:05 AM ET - The KCER web site is back up.

A state-by-state listing of the storm's impact - CNN (updated regularly)


October 30, 7 AM ET - Superstorm Sandy Aftermath: Dialysis Information


If you would like to let RenalWEB to post your dialysis facility's capabilities in Sandy's aftermath or other pertinent information, please email renalweb@renalweb.com or call (508) 303-8101. Please be sure to include your full name, staff position and credentials/certifications.

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