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Bolingbrook

Letters to the editor

Bolingbrook, IL

New dialysis center a
true community asset

Above all else, nothing is more important to the Village of Bolingbrook than ensuring our 74,000 residents enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Central to that goal is securing ample access to quality health care. As such, on behalf of the Village Board, I am happy to welcome U.S. Renal Care, a provider of life-saving dialysis services, to our community.

Next Monday, I will be joining Village Board members, community leaders and area patients and physicians to cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art, 13-station U.S. Renal Care dialysis center in Bolingbrook. The new facility will be located in Suite 110 at 396 Remington Boulevard, just east of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and will help address the growing need for dialysis care in our community.

Having easily accessible, convenient locations like this is essential to ensuring that there is a sufficient supply of quality care to meet the growing demand for dialysis in Bolingbrook. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects diabetes, one of the leading causes of kidney failure, to grow by nearly 50 percent by 2025, and this center will make sure that our community is ready to meet those needs.

Also of great concern is access to health care for the growing number of Hispanic and African American residents in our community. These two groups suffer from disproportionately higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure.

These conditions can lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis. We must ensure that our community offers health care resources that can address the changing needs of our diverse population and a new dialysis center will do just that.

As a new provider in the area, U.S. Renal Care invested nearly $2.5 million in the new facility, which will offer patients access to an experienced team of medical professionals, cutting-edge technology and massage chairs to promote a comfortable and healing environment. The new Bolingbrook dialysis center isn’t just a victory for local dialysis patients. It is an investment in the well-being of our community that will improve the quality of lives of residents for years to come.

Mayor Roger C. Claar, Bolingbrook

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