History


Since 1982 DMC has provided hemodialysis treatments to those suffering from chronic kidney disease. As an incorporated provincial health care service, DMC was grandfathered into its first publically funded clinic in 1993. In 1996, DMC was awarded an expansion of their Markham facility and approvals for two new clinics in Pickering and Peterborough Ontario. Our team continues to serve patients and their families in these communities while exploring new opportunities and innovations to aid and support those suffering from chronic kidney failure.

 

Timeline

1982
First out-of-hospital,community-based dialysis facility in Canada to offer treatment for patients travelling to Toronto


1993
Markham clinic grandfathered into a publically funded Independent Health Facility


1995
Released web site for travelling patients to facilitate online treatment bookings


1995
Provincial requests for proposal released to the community. Of 130 submissions, DMC was chosen and awarded three dialysis clinics


1996
Red ribbon ceremony for the opening of all three new facilities


2000
Awarded expanded services in Markham & Peterborough facilities


2005-2007
Relocated and upgraded clinics into new facilities


2008
Awarded increase of services in Pickering/Ajax facility


2009
Implemented a renal-specific, web-based, computer health record system


2010
Nominated to a short list for recognition in innovations in e-health – Ministry of Health.


2011
Implemented  the latest in machine & water treatment technologically at each facility


2011
DMC patient Ken Sharp celebrates surviving 35 years of continuous dialysis.  He is Canada’s longest surviving dialysis patient and has been a part of our family since opening in 1996.


2012
Celebrated 30 years of service to dialysis patients in their communities


2014-5
Approval of a four station expansion at our Markham and Pickering/Ajax facility


2016
Doubled square footage at our Pickering/Ajax facility