Ribbon-cutting for new dialysis center Dec. 11 in Durand

Staff Report

DURAND, Ill. — A new, $200,000 onsite dialysis unit specifically designed for rehabilitation patients having end-stage renal disease will have its ribbon-cutting/grand opening at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Medina Manor, 402 Center St., Durand, Ill.

More than a year in planning and building, Medina Manor’s dialysis unit is designed to serve patients requiring short rehabilitative and nursing care within a 50-mile radius of Durand. It will result in the creation of several new jobs.

Medina Manor’s new dialysis unit will be staffed by experienced, licensed dialysis RNs and technicians who are CPR and AED certified in partnership with PRS LLC Dialysis of Elmhurst, Ill. Also working with patients will be renal dietitians, renal social workers and board-certified nephrologists.

With our new onsite dialysis unit,” said Holgeir Oksnevad, Medina administrator, “patients will be able to receive both therapy and dialysis in the same environment. The three-times-a-week transportation for dialysis treatments will be eliminated. This will result in quicker rehabilitation to home and fewer hospital readmissions.”

Medina Manor is Medicare certified and accepts most insurance. Its award-winning services include rehabilitative care, long-term care, inpatient and outpatient therapy. For more information, call Medina Manor at (815) 248-2151.

From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue

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