Community Medical Center & DCI Open New Dialysis Center in Missoula
By: Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
The general public is invited to tour the facility, learn more about treatment options for kidney disease, and enjoy refreshments. Medical Director Shahid Chaudhary, MD, and the dialysis care staff will be available to answer questions.
"Community Medical Center Dialysis is a joint venture between Community Medical Center and Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI)," stated Kevin Donahue, DCI Area Operations Director. "Our partnership affords us the opportunity to provide high quality kidney care to the community."
The 10-station, 6,500 square foot dialysis facility offers in-center hemodialysis, where blood is pumped out of the body to an artificial kidney machine, and returned to the body by tubes that are connected to a machine, and peritoneal dialysis (PD) training, where the inside lining of a patient's own belly acts as a natural filter. Wastes are taken out by means of a cleansing fluid called dialysate, which is washed in and out of the belly in cycles. The hemodialysis schedule is currently Monday through Friday 7 am – 4 pm with an expectation to adjust in the future as patient needs develop.
"We are pleased to partner with the largest non-profit dialysis provider in the U.S. to provide quality dialysis care close to home with added patient comforts such as heated chairs and personal televisions,"
For more information about the Community Medical Center Dialysis open house, please call (406) 728-6585.
About Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI)
DCI is the nation's largest non-profit dialysis provider with more than 250 clinics in 28 states. Montana is home to six DCI clinics and 789 residents living with kidney failure (as of January 2018). dciinc.org
About Community Medical Center
Community Medical Center is a leading physician-led healthcare organization in Missoula, Montana. As a 151-bed hospital, CMC offers medical, surgical, obstetrics, newborn services including a 34-bed Level IIIB neonatal intensive care, perinatology, pediatrics, pediatric and adult intensive care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, general surgery, oncology, cardiology and orthopedic services. In addition, CMC's specialized facility services include an advanced wound care center, outpatient dialysis center, 24/7/365 emergency department, regional walk-in clinics and physician practices. CMC is a joint venture with LifePoint Health and Billings Clinic. communitymed.org