The Campbell County Health January 2018 Department Discovery shines a light on the
Dialysis Center at
Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
The Dialysis Center at CCMH provides dialysis treatments, testing services,
support and education six days per week to meet the medical, financial,
and social service needs of patients using hemodialysis and their families.
“Right now, we provide care to 30 patients who suffer from end stage
renal disease,” says Lori Hoesing, RN, CND, the manager of the Dialysis
Center. “Our patients spend 15 hours a week with us, and this can
last several years. In fact, I cared for several dialysis patients for
more than 10 years.”
Providing care like this allows staff and patients to build strong, family-like
bonds, according to Lori. “It is such a privilege to provide care
to dialysis patients.”
For those who don’t know, hemodialysis helps keep patients in kidney
failure in reasonable health. Patients with kidney failure must remain
on hemodialysis permanently, unless they switch to peritoneal dialysis
or receive a kidney transplant. Patients receive outpatient dialysis treatment
three days per week in the Dialysis Center. The Campbell County Health
Dialysis Center also treats inpatients who need dialysis therapy.
The staff of 10 works under the direction of a Medical Director
Dr. Robert Neuwirth, a Nephrologist, a doctor who specializes in kidney disease—a part-time
social worker and part-time dietitian also provide support to patients
In 2018, the Dialysis Center is going to go through a growth spurt in their
unit—growing from eight chairs to 10 to help meet the needs of patients
in our region. The department is also working on a new way to check patient’s
in when they arrive, as well as work on a nursing assessment process.
Lori says the best aspect of her unit is the teamwork that is shown and
given there. “The Dialysis Center staff values the teamwork involved
in providing excellent patient care. I’m proud to be a part of this
team,” she says.
A big round of applause to the Dialysis Center Team! Thanks for helping
to keep our patients happy and healthy. Learn more about the team at