The exterior of the Fresenius Kidney Care building is
seen Tuesday morning in Slinger.
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SLINGER — Washington County
now has a new facility to help those who
need kidney care services.
Fresenius Medical Group is
scheduled to open their new 6,400-square-foot
facility at 631 Lou's Way in the village
today. The building is directly behind
Burger King and adjacent to Highway 60 after
construction began last October. Clinic
Manager Michele Klister said the facility
was expected to answer the needs of the
The facility has 13 dialysis
stations, including one isolation station,
and the clinic has a maximum capacity of 72,
'In-center hemodialysis is
provided with amenities that include
reclining treatment chairs, individual TVs
and wireless internet access,' Klister
Fresenius is leasing the
facility after Hunzinger Construction
handled construction of the building's shell
and all site work. Another company completed
the interior work.
There are plans to host an
Open House event in early October. The date
has yet to be confirmed, Klister said.
Slinger was chosen as the location based on
patient demographics and need. In
preparation for opening the clinic, staff
has been undergoing training as well as
assembling and organizing equipment.
Slinger Village Planner Marty
Marchek said earlier the approval process
through the village for the project went
'I know they worked with
Burger King next door about some access and
utility easement issues, but they all worked
together well on this,' Marchek said.
The facility has 13 dialysis stations, including one
isolation station and has maximum capacity for 72
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Village Building Inspector
Dave Darga said after village officials
signed off on the building plans, state
approval was needed, which may have been
part of the reason why construction did not
begin until around Oct. 1.
According to the National
Kidney Foundation website, dialysis acts as
an artificial kidney. There are two types of
treatment: hemodialysis and peritoneal
dialysis. About 90 percent of dialysis
patients receive hemodialysis, in which the
blood is circulated outside the body and
cleaned inside a machine before returning to
the patient. Usually, each hemodialysis
treatment lasts about four hours and is done
three times per week. A type of hemodialysis
called high-flux dialysis may take less
Fresenius Kidney Care, a
division of Fresenius Medical Care North
America, provides dialysis treatment and
services to nearly 180,000 people with
kidney disease at more than 2,300 facilities
nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care supports
people by helping to address both the
physical and emotional aspects of kidney
disease through personalized care, education
and lifestyle support services so they can
lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
FMCNA’s has more than 67,000 employees.