303 Ridgewater Drive
The general public is invited to tour the facility, witness a mock dialysis treatment, enjoy refreshments and learn more about chronic kidney disease through the REACH Kidney Care education program. Medical Director Tobin Hoppes, MD, and the dialysis care staff will be available to answer questions.
The 17 station dialysis facility was completed on April 19, 2017 and began providing in-center hemodialysis and home hemodialysis training on March 21, 2018. The hemodialysis schedule is currently Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am – 2pm with an expectation to adjust in the future as patient needs develop.
The new facility offers a level entrance for easy access to the building, a covered portico, and a bright and airy atmosphere. Each patient station has its own flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi access, and a heated dialysis chair with built in massage.
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). Diabetes was the primary cause of kidney failure in 373 of the 789 dialysis patients. The need for dialysis and chronic kidney disease support continues to grow in Montana. In 2016, 232 Montanans learned they had kidney failure.