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SANTA BARBARA ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY CENTER, LLC
1704 STATE STREET
SANTA BARBARA. CA 93101
(805) 682-9942
For Profit
Medicare certification date2: December 03, 1984
The is the date the facility was certified to participate in the Medicare program.

1 Facilities can be run by either for-profit or non-profit corporations.

2 Agencies that are Medicare Certified are able to participate in Medicare related programs.


Quality of Care

When kidneys fail, either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is necessary to remove waste products from the blood. Before patients with kidney failure can start regular hemodialysis opens a new tab, a site on the body has to be created through which blood can be removed and returned during dialysis (vascular access opens a new tab).

This Facility California Nationwide
Adult patients who had enough waste removed from their blood during hemodialysis
— Percentage of Adult HD Patients with Kt/V >= 1.2
97% 96% 96%
Adult patients who had enough waste removed from their blood during peritoneal dialysis
— Percentage of Adult PD PTS with Kt/V >= 1.7
70% 88% 90%
Children who had enough waste removed from their blood during hemodialysis
— Percentage of Pediatric HD patents with Kt/V >= 1.2
n/a 92% 93%
Children who had enough waste removed from their blood during peritoneal dialysis
— Percentage of pediatric PD patents with Kt/V >= 1.8
n/a 48% 67%
Adult patients who received treatment through an arteriovenous fistula (a connection directly between an artery and a vein)
— Percentage of patients with arteriovenous fistulae in use
81% 70% 67%
Adult patients who had a catheter (tube) left in a vein longer than 90 days, for their regular hemodialysis treatments
— Percentage of patients with vascular catheter in use for 90 days
8% 10% 11%
Adult patients who had too much calcium in their blood
— Percentage of Adult patients with hypercalcemia (serum calcium greater than 10.2 mg/dL)
0% 1% 1%
  • Rate of transfusions: As Expected
    Patients with anemia require blood transfusions if their anemia is not managed well by their dialysis center.
  • Preventing bloodstream infections: Better than Expected
    Hemodialysis treatment requires direct access to the bloodstream, which can be an opportunity for germs to enter the body and cause infection.
  • Frequency of hospital admission: As Expected
  • Frequency of hospital readmission: As Expected
  • Frequency of patient death: As Expected

Patient Survey

Based on a national survey by patients getting hemodialysis in a dialysis facility.

Survey This Facility California Nationwide
Patients who reported that kidney doctors “always” communicated well and cared for them as a person. 67% 68% 67%
Patients who reported that dialysis center staff “always” communicated well, kept patients comfortable and pain-free as possible, behaved in a professional manner, and kept the center clean. 65% 64% 62%
Patients who reported that YES their kidney doctors and dialysis center staff gave them the information they needed to take care of their health. 73% 79% 80%
Patients who gave their kidney doctors a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale of 0 (worst possible) to 10 (best possible). 60% 61% 60%
Patients who gave the dialysis center staff a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale of 0 (worst possible) to 10 (best possible). 57% 65% 62%
Patients who gave the dialysis center a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale of 0 (worst possible) to 10 (best possible). 73% 70% 68%

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