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Gilbert Hospital to Begin Dialysis Care
Date:10/5/2009

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renal Dialysis is now available at Gilbert Hospital.

"There is a growing need for renal care, specifically, dialysis and proportionally, that growth is right here in the Valley" said David Wanger, the hospital's chief executive officer.

FACTS:

  • More than 100,000 people are diagnosed annually with kidney failure in the U.S. (Arizona Kidney Foundation).
  • More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease (Arizona Kidney Foundation).
  • Chronic Kidney Disease has increased by more than 20 percent in the past decade (United States Renal Data System).

Treatment for kidney failure is dialysis, an artificial blood-cleaning process, or transplantation of a healthy kidney from a donor.

Gilbert Hospital has contracted with Fresenius, a medical care company specializing in kidney (renal) dialysis.

About Gilbert Hospital

Located at 5656 S. Power Road, a half mile south of Ray Road, Gilbert Hospital (www.gilberter.com) is licensed as an acute-care general hospital with 24/7 services including emergency; expanded in-patient including ICU; diagnostic imaging; pharmacy; laboratory; and surgery services. Designated as a Level II trauma center, Gilbert Hospital provides health care services to the communities located throughout the east and southeast valley. Initial evaluations of all patients by a board certified emergency physician begins within 31 minutes of arrival.

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