special initiatives


5-Diamond Patient Safety Program
In 2008, the 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program was developed as an innovative training and recognition program to assist dialysis providers in increasing awareness of and building a culture of safety among patients and staff. Learn more...

Peer Up! Program
In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) awarded a Special Innovation Project (SIP) to Quality Insights Renal Network 5 to determine the effectiveness of peer mentoring among patients with ESRD to determine if peer mentoring could reduce costly and unnecessary hospitalizations through improved self-management. Learn more...