Dialysis Management Clinics (DMC) was the first community dialysis facility in Ontario, founded in 1982 by Igal and Carol Holtzer, as well as the late Franca Tantalo.
The facility was opened to support out-of-province patients who were unable to travel and visit Toronto due to their disease.
Their initial travelers’ facility demonstrated that safe and high-quality dialysis care could be safely provided in a community setting. In 1993, this community dialysis model became the blueprint for provincially licensed dialysis centres. Within three short years, DMC was awarded approval to operate publicly funded dialysis facilities for residents living in and around Markham, Pickering, and Peterborough.
To this day, all three DMC sites have grown to meet the needs of their respective communities and the demands of their referring partner hospital programs. Although each facility is funded to support Ontario insured (OHIP) patients only, in respect to the founders’ original vision, DMC continues to support a dialysis patient’s ability to travel by working to provide access to short term dialysis stays to all Ontario residents.
“To model the future of healthcare. ”
“To celebrate life and provide the best care. ”
“Our values shape our attitudes and how we interact with each other, our patients and their families. We strive to build upon our successes every day and create a welcoming space for all. ”
We are there for one another.
We succeed as a team and are always willing to lend a helping hand.
We create a relaxing and friendly environment.
We go beyond the necessary to make everyone feel at home and among friends.
We build people up by making them feel important and special.
We celebrate the victories of every day.
We are respectful of the special role we have in people’s lives.
We are authentic to ourselves and genuinely care about what’s happening in each other’s world.
We help everyone do better.
We empower each other and our patients to find their own success.
We see the best in people.
We treat everyone with respect and practice resilience in the face of challenges.
We listen first and hear what is not being said.
By considering the whole story, we strive to meet the specific needs of patients, their families and one another.