GILLETTE, WY – Dawn Del Toro, Dialysis Technician in the Campbell
County Health (CCH)
Dialysis Center, recently received certification as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis
Technician (CCHT) from the
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. Dawn has worked for CCH since 2012 and has worked in the Dialysis Center
The Commission exists to establish credentialing mechanisms to promote
patient safety and improve the quality of care provided to nephrology
(kidney care) patients. The commission provides six different examinations
to validate clinical performance for nurses and technicians, including CCHT.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully
complete classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience in dialysis
before completing the CCHT exam. After receiving certification CCHTs must
recertify every three years, complete 30 hours of continuing education
and accumulate 3,000 hours of work experience during the three-year period.
The CCH Dialysis Center currently provides hemodialysis services to 26
patients in the community. Dr.
Robert Neuwirth, of Campbell County Medical Group
Nephrology and Complex Medicine, serves as the medical director. Learn more about dialysis at