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Goodland hospital celebrates new service

7/19/2013

Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

GOODLAND -- The High Plains Regional Dialysis Service at Goodland Regional Medical Center will host a two-day event to celebrate the recent opening of the new patient service.

Community tours of the facility will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, and a dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. Mountain time Thursday.

The new service became operational with its first patient in late January and was licensed in February, after passing a survey conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with zero deficiencies.

The facility provides hemodialysis treatment for patients with chronic kidney failure. It features four treatment stations and runs two shifts three days each week. It is used by patients in northwest Kansas, southwest Nebraska and eastern Colorado.

Dr. Yolanda Bogaert serves as medical director of the facility. Other staff members include Michelle Thompson, RN, Misty Burk, RN, Mardy Jo Gustafson, RN, and Julie Shoup, dialysis technician.