Doug ReinhardWrong Doug Reinhard?
Local Address: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.-East Falls (Philadelphia)
Meanwhile, plans for building a dialysis center a few yards away from the proposed law enforcement complex also had hit a financial roadblock. â€œThe cost was proving to be much higher than we anticipated,â€ says Doug Reinhard, corporate administrator for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI), a non-profit corporation that teamed with Village of Cuba officials on this project. â€œJust the dirt work to prepare the site for the building was going to cost $375,000.â€
That prompted DCI and Village of Cuba officials to look at the half-built law enforcement complex.
Seeing Patients by Yearâ€™s End
The state ultimately gave its permission, and thatâ€"along with a $565,000 grant the village secured from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesâ€"put the dialysis center project back on track.
With the project now in high gear, DCI officials expect to start treating patients in the new center by the end of the year.
DCI, based in Nashville, Tenn., operates more than 200 dialysis clinics across the country.
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 DCIâ€™s 12th in New Mexico and second in Sandoval County. A clinic on the Santo Domingo Pueblo opened roughly six months ago.
â€œThereâ€™s a real need for this facility,â€ Reinhard said of the Cuba clinic the day of the groundbreaking. â€œPeople from this area are traveling to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and Farmington for treatment. Now, theyâ€™ll be able to get treatment close to home.â€
When the clinic opens, Reinhard expects to have 15 regular patients waiting, but
In addition to making life easier for area residents suffering from kidney disease, the clinic will pump new life into Cubaâ€™s economy.