Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis set for Nov. 19 open house

VISALIA – During an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis will unveil a refurbished facility that has been upgraded with state-of-the-art technology that will have a big impact on patients.  

The open house will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis, 385 N. Pearson Drive, Porterville.   The center, which offers hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, has been refurbished with paint, new flooring and new cabinetry, but its new state-of-the-art technology is what will stand out to patients, said Sonia Duran-Aguilar, Nurse Manager of Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis. The dialysis center has new machines, which increase patient comfort by allowing precise water removal during dialysis. Additionally, the center has new devices that are built into dialysis machines that help prevent patients from experiencing low blood pressure during dialysis and the side effects that can accompany it.  

“We are one of two clinics in the state with this type of technology in every one of our dialysis machines,” said Duran-Aguilar, noting that the other clinic is in Sacramento. “We’ve made these improvements because we want our patients to get the best care and be as comfortable as possible during dialysis.”  

Additionally, the center now houses a blanket warmer along with individual televisions at each patient station, Duran-Aguilar said.  

Kaweah Delta Porterville Dialysis is celebrating 28 years of providing service to the community in Porterville. This 18-chair, two-bed center provides hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and blood transfusions with a nurse to patient ratio of 1 to 5. It is open from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 559-781-5551.