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Dialysis center opens in Fairfield

By From page A10 | April 07, 2014

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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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • suisun1April 07, 2014 - 8:14 am

    Sad to see these industries pop up. While necessary for survival of those on dialysis, this really makes you wonder what the connection is between the massive amounts of fast food chains in Fairfield/Suisun and these types of places. Are we just setting up our kids and our community to be a goldmine for future dialysis patients???

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  • CD BrooksApril 07, 2014 - 8:21 am

    suisun1, dialysis centers serve a useful purpose and save lives. Fast food and similar venues are there for those wanting to patronize them. If you choose that type of meal and over-indulge shame on you. If you or someone in your family develops unforeseen medical issues, be grateful for facilities such as these.

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