KIDNEY DIALYSIS PROVIDER NEEDED
By Kaaren Kubley
May 21, 2005
A hospital should provide for the needs identified by its community and service area. This community has shown that it identifies a kidney dialysis unit as a priority. The Eagles raised money and donated it to KGH for a dialysis unit. The hospital turned down the money. Two home dialysis units were donated to the hospital. No one seems to know where they went. Money was donated to the hospital to provide training in dialysis. The money was returned! Yet the City and Borough of Ketchikan have bonded debt in the amount of $17,506,012.92 for the many renovations and improvements the hospital (KGH) have identified as necessary. The yearly payments paid out of property taxes are approximately $870,000.00. We will be paying this debt until 2015. It seems a room could be identified that could house a donated kidney dialysis machine. Especially since Peace Health rents the hospital for $1.00 dollar per year.
Please call 225-6346 or fax 247-6346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to have a kidney dialysis unit at KGH to serve this area of Alaska.
Thank you, gunalch chee'ch, HoowWaa'
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