MSDC Welcomes New Dialysis Unit Located in Ward 8

May 23, 2023, 17:04 PM by MSDC Staff
Facility will help address a disparity in care in the District.


On May 18, MSDC joined Councilmember Trayon White and members of the healthcare community in celebrating the opening of a new in-home dialysis unit in Ward 8. The facility is located at BridgePoint Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation National Harborside at 4601 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SW.  Both MSDC and BridgePoint Healthcare are members of the Ward 8 Health Council, which works to improve health outcomes in Ward 8.  

The National Harborside location is, according to BridgePoint, the only skilled nursing facility in the Washington, DC area with the ability to provide in-home dialysis to its ventilator dependent residents. This is beneficial given that approximately 48,600 people (or 8.6% of the adult population) in the District of Columbia are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. 

The new facility will be fully operational in June 2023 and will support health equity for the residents of DC by providing care to more patients close to home. Previously ventilator dependent patients had to transfer out of the District for those services.

“Providing dialysis services to patients recovering from a significant illness who are on mechanical ventilation will offer the residents a choice to stay closer to home,” said Marc C. Ferrell, president and chief executive officer of BridgePoint Healthcare. For more information, see

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