Mount Vernon, KY– Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI), is near completion on the new dialysis unit at 145 Newcomb Avenue, Mount Vernon, KY. Dialysis services will be available to the community in February.
DCI Rockcastle, a new 12 station dialysis facility, will provide in-center hemodialysis and home therapy training for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis.
“We look forward to serving people with kidney disease in the Mount Vernon area,” stated Lisa Allgood, DCI Area Operations Director. “Currently, nephrologists in this region have no choice but to send dialysis patients to clinics that are 30 miles away. That’s a terrible burden three times a week for patients. In February, nephrologists and patients will have access to a convenient, 5,100 square foot dialysis center in their neighborhood.”
Providing dialysis services to the community has long been a goal for Rockcastle Regional.
“Our organization has been able to adapt and meet the needs of our community for more than 60 years,” said Stephen A. Estes, Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center president and CEO. “We have known of the need for a dialysis clinic in Rockcastle for several years, but it couldn’t become a reality until we completed our most recent expansion in 2017.”
Rockcastle Regional opened a massive 74,000 square-foot expansion to its Respiratory Care Center in 2017. Along with adding 28 ventilator beds to the facility, the expansion also carved out space to allow for dialysis services.
Estes said that the key to the process was finding the right partner to ensure the highest level of care is delivered to patients. “After meeting with DCI, a non-profit dialysis provider, we knew we’d found the right fit for our organization. They will help us to provide continuity of care within the walls of Rockcastle Regional for individuals with kidney disease.”
DCI currently operates seven dialysis centers in Kentucky, two are within 35 miles of Mount Vernon: DCI Richmond and DCI Corbin.
“The Rockcastle community is filled with wonderful, determined people that want to take care of each other. We are delighted to become a part of the community,” explained Allgood.
Patients that would like to receive care at DCI Rockcastle and nephrologists seeking privileges in the unit should call 606-392-4102.