(Jan. 24, 2017, Anna Hrushka, Pacific Business News)
U.S. Renal Care has opened a new dialysis clinic designed by Honolulu architecture firm AHL in the former Simply Organized space at Laulani Village Shopping Center in Kapolei.
The 15,400-square-foot clinic, which opened on Tuesday is Hawaii’s newest and “most advanced clinic to treat chronic and acute renal disease,” AHL, also known as Architects Hawaii Ltd., said in a statement.
“Our overall goal was to create a healthy, comfortable and safe environment so we used a lot of natural light and calming interiors,” Gary Marshall, director of health care at AHL, said in a statement. “Using the sun’s rays to light the treatment center makes it open and warm, resulting in a more pleasant environment overall.”
The facility features 24 patient treatment stations, including one private treatment station and four training rooms for learning at-home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis services. The Kapolei clinic can treat 72 patients a day in three shifts.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our clinic locations to the West Oahu area where our services are so greatly needed,” Pliny Arenas, U.S. Renal Care vice president of operations, said in a statement. “For dialysis patients, access to dialysis care close to where they live is so important when it comes to improving a patient’s quality of life.”
U.S. Renal Care has 16 clinics in Hawaii, all on Oahu.