(HONOLULU, May 25, 2021) – US Renal Care’s expansion is benefitting the Leeward Coast in lives saved and jobs created. The company spent $10 million dollars to renovate 10,000 square feet of space to accommodate 24 new dialysis stations. US Renal Care has fifteen dialysis centers in Hawaii with three more openings soon in Kalihi, Hilo, and Kona.
One out of every seven people in Hawaii suffers from chronic kidney disease, compared to one in nine on the mainland (Our kidney failure rate is 30% higher than the national average.) There are approximately 180k residents that are suffering from chronic kidney disease that may need dialysis services in the future.
Due to Waianae’s heavy Pacific Islander demographics, there is a greater need for dialysis treatment in the area. “Easy access to quality services is at the heart of US Renal Care’s philosophy in determining where to locate our clinics,” says Facility Administrator, Charla Naone, “This clinic provides access to dialysis services in the Waianae Coast. Prevents long-term hospital discharge. Provides more dialysis treatment times and lifesaving options for patients and providers.”
The state-of-the-art facility will boast 30 employees, mainly from the Leeward Coast. In addition to the most advanced machines, patients will have access to earlier treatment shifts and access to home therapy services.
WHAT: DIALYSIS CLINIC DEDICATION
WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: 86-120 Farrington Hwy, Suite B211, Waianae
Patients suffering from kidney failure require dialysis to clear their blood of waste products normally filtered by kidneys. They often need to receive treatments three days a week, for three to five hours at a time. The new Waianae dialysis clinic will provide service six days a week, operating from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.