FAIRFIELD — DaVita has opened a dialysis center in a new building located at 1800 N. Texas St. in Fairfield.
The center will serve local residents who have kidney failure. It will offer multiple shifts.
“We are excited to be a part of the community and hope our flexible shifts and convenient location will help reduce stress that some dialysis patients may have had,” Joshua Szarek, regional operations director with DaVita, said in a press release.
Kidney failure is a fatal condition unless a kidney transplant is available or a patient undergoes dialysis, in which a machine filters toxins and fluids from the blood outside the body. In-center dialysis patients are treated four hours a day, three times a week, the press release said.
Meridian Property Co. of San Ramon is the real estate developer that built the project. It bought the 1.27 acres being used for the dialysis center from Fairfield in December 2012 for $650,000. Fairfield for years had intended to use the site for a North Texas Street bus transfer station, but nearby merchants opposed the idea.
Meridian constructed a 8,700-square-foot, single-story building for the dialysis center with 24 treatment stations. There are 44 parking spaces, according to papers filed with Fairfield.
Go to www.davita.com or call 800-400-8331 to find out more about DaVita.
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