Dialysis Department

Dialysis is the process of filtering waste products out of the blood for patients whose kidneys can no longer do this adequately by themselves. Most patients who need dialysis receive treatment three times a week and each session lasts about three hours.

The Black River Memorial Hospital renal dialysis area has 12 stations and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with two shifts of patients.

We provide service to Black River Falls, Sparta, Tomah, Neillsville, Eau Claire, La Crosse and surrounding areas.

The first dialyzer, or dialysis machine, was created in 1943 by Dutch physician Willem Kolff.