Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center joined the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) in a nationwide celebration honoring nephrology nurses during Nephrology Nurses Week, September 8-14, 2019. Nephrology nurses care for patients with kidney disease and provide lifesaving care each day. They use their vision, knowledge, and skills to take action and improve patient outcomes. They make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Caring for kidney patients requires nurses to be highly skilled, well educated, and motivated.
About 30 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic kidney disease. The rising number of individuals with kidney disease, many of whom are minorities, is in part attributed to the country’s obesity epidemic, an alarming trend that has led to more cases of diabetes and high blood pressure. Both of these diseases are major contributors to kidney failure.
For more information about Nephrology Nurses visit www.annanurse.org/NNW. To learn more about the Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center, visit us on the web at www.claxtonhepburn.org. Your tomorrow is worth defending. Shown in the photo are Agarwal Renal Center staff front row, Kandy Simmons, Dr. Jaitly, Shannon LaRose, Amber Woods, Katherine Edrington, Natalie Caranza and Rich Pandel. In the back row are Allison Felt, Janet Ritchie, Sam Medved, and April Pool.