A Glance at Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Wisconsin
- 1,653 Wisconsin residents were newly diagnosed with Stage 5 kidney disease in 2011*
- 58% of those are men
- 81% are over the age of 50
- 1 out of 5 are minority individuals
- 38% of those diagnosed had diabetes as the primary cause for kidney failure
- 25% had high blood pressure as the cause of their kidney failure
- 445 Kidney transplants were performed in Wisconsin
- 1,665 people were still waiting for a kidney transplant
*Statistics from the Renal Network of the Upper Midwest 2011Annual Report which can be found at www.esrdnet11.org.
Dialysis Unit/ Transplant Center Information
Information about dialysis units in Wisconsin is available from the Renal Network of the Upper Midwest, Inc. (Network 11). Network 11 is one of eighteen networks in the U.S. established by the federal government to improve the quality of dialysis and kidney transplant services for people with end–stage renal disease (ESRD).
Phone (for patients): 800-973-3773
Web site: http://www.esrdnet11.org
There are four transplant centers in Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin
Transplant Social Workers:
Erin Mathias, APSW (pancreas & all pediatric transplant patients) 608-261-1991
Emily Richardson, APSW (post-kidney) 608-890-9891
Amy Elaine Stoll, CISW (pre-kidney) 608-261-1281
Cindy Wallace, LCSW (liver)
Living Donor Advocate
Rebecca Hays, APSW
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave
FEC 5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-955-6920 - Pre-Transplant
414-805-3100 - Post-Transplant
Transplant Social Workers
Candace Buckley, MSW 414-805-2917
Ginny Korkko, MSW
Pamela Klossowski, R.D.
Living Donor Team
Stephanie Albano, MSN
Cami Meunier, RN BSN
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave
PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Aurora St. Luke's
2900 W. Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Transplant Social Workers
Melody Bowman, CAPSW - 414-649-6622
Living Donor Coordinator
Ayanna Powell, RN, BSN
Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program (WCRD)
The Wisconsin Chronic Disease (WCRD) Program offers Wisconsin dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients a safety net of coverage for medications and other kidney-related treatments.
Dialysis or transplant social workers at any of Wisconsin’s units or transplant facilities can assist patients/recipients with enrollment or reimbursement questions.
If you need immediate assistance, please call:
Provider services at 1-800-947-9627 (enrollment/eligibility questions)
Member Services at 1-800-362-3002 (claims or reimbursement questions)
The Medigap Helpline can help Medicare Beneficiaries make wise insurance decisions. It is offered by the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.
State-wide toll-free phone: 800-242-1060
Renal Network of the Upper Midwest (Renal Network 11)
Renal Network 11 is one of eighteen Networks in the U.S., established by the federal government to improve the quality of dialysis and kidney transplant services for people with end–stage renal disease (ESRD).
http://www.esrdnet11.org/ or 800-973-3773 for patients only
United Network For Organ Sharing
Donate Life Vehicle License Plates
Wisconsin Donor Registry
To become an organ, tissue or eye donor visit: www.YesIWillWisconsin.com