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New Specialty Offering at Alexandria, Va., Nursing Facility Meets Area Demand 

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21, 2021 Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Alexandria has launched a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management Program under the direction of nephrologist V. Bala Subramanian, MD. Located at 2729 King St., the 307-bed skilled nursing facility has the state’s largest licensed skilled nursing capacity; it provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.  

Woodbine’s new CKD management offering provides specialized care and services to patients with CKD and related diagnoses, aiming to preserve kidney function and prevent further decline through a balance of treatment and education. This includes protocols to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase quality of life and promote independence. In addition to consults with Dr. Subramanian and other board-certified specialists, program features include diabetic management, health coaching and dietary education, and routine medical management of associated co-morbidities, among other services and therapies. On-site hemodialysis will be available soon.   

“Woodbine continues to expand its range of progressive, specialty skilled nursing services to meet area healthcare needs,” noted Nikki Gachot, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Woodbine. “Dr. Subramanian is well-respected for his nephrology expertise and patient care. He is working closely with Woodbine’s clinical team in addressing the often-complex needs of those with chronic kidney disease, focusing on providing the best possible outcome for each patient.” 

Dr. Subramanian founded Washington Nephrology Associates. He is affiliated with Inova Health Systems. 

Woodbine was recently recognized as Virginia’s top nursing home in Newsweek’s 

America’s Best Nursing Homes 2021”. It maintains a four-star rating in quality measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and offers leading-edge specialty programs – also including Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Ventilator & Respiratory Care (with a dedicated 50-bed ventilator unit), Dementia Care and Respite Care.  

Woodbine is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the community. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at      

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 6,000 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.    


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