Parker Jewish Institute hosts ‘For Kidney’s Sake’ lunch and learn
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Parker Jewish Institute hosts ‘For Kidney’s Sake’ lunch and learn

The day-long event provided education for individuals living with chronic kidney disease

New Hyde Park, NY, August 19, 2019 – Continuing with its goal to educate hemodialysis patients about quality care, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation and the Queens-Long Island Renal Institute recently co-hosted a For Kidney’s Sake lunch-and-learn event for individuals living with chronic kidney disease, or CKD.

The full-day program provided education about diabetic eye care and vision loss, protein needs and transplantation. The session also offered the perspectives of a CKD patient.  In attendance were many Queens Long Island Renal Institute dialysis patients, as well as people from the outside community.

The event had been organized by For Kidney Sake’s founder and president, the late Angela  L. Davis, who passed away unexpectedly in June.

“We were very honored and impressed by the dedication and passion, that Angela Davis brought on behalf of the dialysis community,” said Georgiene Kenny, a registered nurse and the administrator of Queens-Long Island Renal Institute.

“It gives us great pride to offer services, like the ones that QLIRI provides – onsite, at our facility –  that enhances the quality of care for our residents, patients and their families,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s President and CEO.

The lunch and learn event is part of Queens-Long Island Renal Institute’s vast array of services, which includes providing patients with safe, comfortable hemodialysis treatments as well as health education and counseling.

About Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Parker Jewish Institute, headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York, is a leading provider of Short Term Rehabilitation and Long Term Care.  At the forefront of innovation in patient-centered health care and technology, the Institute is a leader in teaching and geriatric research.  Parker features its own medical department, and is nationally renowned as a skilled nursing facility, as well as a provider of community-based health care, encompassing Social Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Medical House Calls, Palliative Care and Hospice.