SC <6/21 Heat Wave

Temperatures are currently expected to exceed 110°F in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys through June 21, 2017, and exceed 100°F in much of the rest of inland Southern and South Central California.  High-altitude snowmelt may cause flooding around Bishop.

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.

In Southern and South-Central California (Network 18), contact Eileen Rhodes or Julie Aguilar at 888-268-1539 or by email at ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net or JAguilar@nw18.esrd.net , and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298 .

Patients and facility staff may find these resources useful:

6/11+ SC UKEEP Summer Program

The UCLA UKEEP Kidney Education program has released its summer 2017 schedule.  Sunday programs include:

  • June 11, 2107 – Kidneys in Health and Disease: What You Should Know
  • July 16, 2017 – Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • August 13, 2017 – Kidney Transplant
  • September 17, 2017 – Dialysis

RSVP is requested; for details see  https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKeep17.pdf .

SC 5/5+ UCSD Transplant 101

UCSD Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will present Transplant 101: Patient and Family Information Meetings, which are required for all new patients before starting transplant evaluation.  The Meetings, which cover the waitlist, financing, medications, and post-transplant life, are held at the UCSD campus in La Jolla.  Valet parking is complementary.

SC 4/4 CKD Class

To better manage your kidney disease, Avantus Renal Therapy-Newport Superior Dialysis will be offering educational seminars on the first Tuesday of each month in Newport Beach CA.  The semnars will make you aware of the different types of dialysis and offer crucial information regarding the choices available to treat your kidney disease.  Meet with a Social Worker, Renal Dietitian, Access Coordinator and Dialysis Nurse.  Family & friends are welcome.  Find details at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/chronic-kidney-disease-class-every-1st-tuesday-month-200pm/ .

SC 2/26 Free Kidney Health Check

NKF will sponsor a free kidney health check in Los Angeles on February 26, 2017.  For more information see the poster, Are You the 1 in 3 at Risk for Kidney Disease? at  http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/docs-events/KEEP_Flyer_WLCAC_TLinsay_SC_Eng_Jan_10.pdf .  Keep an eye on the Network 18 Calendar at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/ to stay up to date on other southern California events of interest to patients.

SC 1/10 Free Kidney Health Check

NKF will sponsor free kidney health checks in Los Angeles on January 10 and February 26, 2017.  For more information see the poster, Are You the 1 in 3 at Risk for Kidney Disease? at  http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/docs-events/KEEP_Flyer_WLCAC_TLinsay_SC_Eng_Jan_10.pdf .  Keep an eye on the Network 18 Calendar at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/events/ to stay up to date on other southern California events of interest to patients.

SC Dec. Patient Support Groups

December 2016 Patient Support Group Meetings in southern California include:

  • 12/6 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County), Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in English 
  • 12/7 La Jolla (San Diego County), Scripps Liver/Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/9 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County) Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in Spanish 
  • 12/10 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/11 Playa Vista (LA County), Westside Kidney Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/14 Visalia (Tulare County), Valley Renal Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/17 Panorama City and Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/21 San Fernando (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/24 Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/25 Glendale (LA County), Renal Support Network, in English 
  • 12/26 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 

For details on the meeting, location, and who to call for more information, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/support-groups/ .  Meetings are listed by County on this web page.

For patient educational meetings, see the Patient Calendar link at the top of this page.