Sent to ALL ESRD Medical Directors, Facility Administrators, Head Nurses, PAC Members, SMEs and Emergency Contacts in Georgia, North Carolina and  and South Carolina with valid e-mail addresses in CROWNWeb
  Hurricane Preparedness
The Network is tracking Hurricane Irma.
Please take this time to remind patients and staff about the need for up-to-date emergency planning, and the facility's notification process should there be storm impact your area during hurricane season.

Now is the time to remind staff and patients about personal preparedness should there be issues with transportation or access to care.  Listed below are website with weather and travel information and preparedness resources.

In the event of an actual emergency, the Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events, and to assist in any logistical issues that may arise during and after a facility closure. The Network works with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and keep dialysis facilities up and running during and after any emergency situation.

Reminder: If your facility is forced to close or alter its schedule, you must notify the Network and the State Department of Health within 24 hours.
IPRO ESRD Network of the South Atlantic
Report closure/altered schedule via web:
Phone: (919) 463-4500
Fax:  (919) 388-9637
Travel Information:
To track up to date weather information:
(upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code)
Printable Emergency Preparation Handouts for patients:   
  • CMS: Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis Booklet (English (2017)I Spanish (2007))
  • KCER: 3-day Emergency Diet Guidelines Booklet (English I Spanish)
  • Network Emergency Tip Sheet for Patients: Important Information English
More Emergency Preparedness Resources:
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IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of the South Atlantic is a non-profit corporation which serves as the Medicare contractor for Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

IPRO is a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes. To learn more about IPRO please visit the IPRO Web site.

This email message was written, designed and distributed by IPRO ESRD Network of the South Atlantic, while under contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Baltimore, MD. Contract # HHSM-500-2016-00006C.