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CKD Management Program with Onsite Hemodialysis 

Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Launches
CKD Management Program with Onsite Hemodialysis 

Top Nephrologist Heading Initiative
at Baltimore Skilled Nursing Facility  

BALTIMORE, Md., July 14, 2021 – Westgate Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center has launched a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management Program with onsite hemodialysis, naming board-certified nephrologist Youssef Hokayem, MD, as its director. Located at 10 North Rock Glen Road in Baltimore, the 120-bed skilled nursing facility provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab, and long-term residential care.  

Westgate Hills’ program provides specialized care and services to patients with CKD and related diagnoses, aiming to preserve kidney function and prevent further decline through a balance of treatment and education. This includes protocols to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase quality of life , and promote independence. Westgate Hills’ onsite hemodialysis den operates in partnership with Concerto, an industry leader in nursing home dialysis.

“Westgate Hills’ CKD initiative responds to a specific area need,” noted Nikki Gachot, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Dr. Hokayem is highly regarded for his work in nephrology and has specialized expertise in hemodialysis in the nursing home setting. Westgate Hills is pleased to have him lead this initiative.”

Dr. Hokayem serves as the medical director of Washington Nephrology Associates. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

Beyond offering leading-edge specialty care, Westgate Hills is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the community. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information about Westgate Hills can be found at westgatehillshc.com.

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