Dialysis treatment will bless the lives of countless individuals living in Utah’s Wasatch Back. Until recently, the idea of receiving dialysis care without having to travel long distances was only a dream. Recognizing the need for specialized dialysis care, the administrative staff at Heber Valley Medical Center set to work on raising funds to make the dream of dialysis treatment a reality.
That reality is sinking in on Friday, March 28 where healthcare professionals, business leaders, the general public and donors are invited to participate in the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the new (and only) Heber Valley Dialysis Center, located in the South Building on the campus of Heber Valley Medical Center. (380 E. 1500 S. in Heber).
This new service will alleviate the pain of numerous individuals having to travel 3 times a week to Provo or Salt Lake for dialysis treatment. The dialysis team features experts who provide hemodialysis to adult patients and consists of a board-certified nephrologist specializing in kidney disease, registered nurses, specially trained technicians, social workers, and a certified diabetic educator.
When I talked with Robert John Hicken, Governing Board Chair for Heber Valley Medical Center he mentioned, “This is the right time and the right place to open this center and I speak for the governing board and the hospital, when I say we are very excited to reach this milestone.”
The opening of the dialysis center was made possible by the contributions of many community members and generous donations from Ms. Pat Moran and The Sorenson Legacy Foundation. For the Heber Valley community, this center represents another step in enhancing the quality of lives for local residents and visitors alike.
Learn more about this wonderful service this Friday, March 28, from 12:00 to 2:30.