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HANA DIALYSIS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY

January 9, 2009, 10:05 AM HST
* Updated January 12, 3:05 PM
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Residential dialysis for patients in the remote East Maui region is one step closer to becoming a reality.  The state will consider an amendment today for a residential dialysis center to use land in Hana currently designated as a physician’s residence.  The site was constructed in 1938 for the Hana Health Clinic, but use of the property continued without a formal agreement when the state discontinued management 10 years ago.  Representatives from the non-profit applicant, Hui Laulima o Hana, say Hana’s dialysis patients currently have to travel 3 hours each way, and over 100 miles round trip, 3-4 times per week to central Maui for treatment.

(Posted by Wendy Osher:  Friday, January 09, 2009)  (Image by:  Wendy Osher)

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