It was a pretty good indication that the new Fresenius Medical Care
facility in Delta Township
would do well when the new Mall Drive East location had a waiting list before it opened on March 6. This is the dialysis company’s fifth center in the Lansing-area .
“I actually still have a waiting list now,” says Kim Lieberman, Clinical Manager for the new Fresenius location. “We have a lot of people coming from other facilities because this location is closer to their homes. They come here three times a week, so the closer location, frees them up to do more things they want to do with their time.”
The new facility has 16 chairs and state-of-the-art dialysis equipment and employs five workers. Lieberman expects the clinic to eventually employ up to 15. Next door, the company will soon open a vascular access center, which will pair a necessary procedure for dialysis patients with the same location as their regular treatment office. Six to seven employees will staff the vascular access center.
Fresenius Medical Care will also offer training for dialysis patients who wish to complete their procedures at home.
“We will provide the training here and the follow-up at home,” Lieberman says. “We teach them how to do it, we provide the machine and everything.”
According to Lieberman, the company would like to continue to expand in the Lansing area.