"The cost was proving to be much higher than we anticipated," says Doug Reinhard, corporate administrator for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI), a non-profit corporation that teamed with Village of Cuba officials on this project.
Fifty percent of all DCI profits go toward research geared to advancing the treatment of kidney disease, Reinhard
said, with the other 50 percent financing the opening of new centers.
The Cuba clinic will be DCI's 12th in New Mexico and second in Sandoval County
A clinic on the Santo Domingo Pueblo opened roughly six months ago.
"There's a real need for this facility," Reinhard
said of the Cuba clinic the day of the groundbreaking.
"People from this area are traveling to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and Farmington for treatment.
Now, they'll be able to get treatment close to home."
When the clinic opens, Reinhard
expects to have 15 regular patients waiting, but he
also expects the population to grow.