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Building going up at Louisiana Avenue and Freret Street will be new dialysis center


A new kidney dialysis center will open at the corner of Freret Street and Louisiana Avenue in 2018. The new building will replace a former medical center that anchored the corner before falling into disrepair in recent years. The new 7,300-square-foot ...


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By Jennifer Larino jlarino@nola.com,NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A new kidney dialysis center will open at the corner of Freret Street and Louisiana Avenue in 2018The new building will replace a former medical center that anchored the corner before falling into disrepair in recent years. The new 7,300-square-foot building will be the latest center for Fresenius Medical Care, a national health care company that specializes in dialysis treatmentFresenius runs roughly a dozen treatment centers in the greater New Orleans area. The company is in the middle of a local expansion, said Scott Riddell, director of operations for the company in the greater New Orleans areaRiddell said plans are in the works to open three more facilities in New Orleans, one in Gentilly, one in Algiers and another off Poydras Street in the Central Business District. "This is one of our most aesthetically pleasing buildings," Riddell said of the new building at Louisiana and Freret"We took a lot of time to make sure we could match the environment." The new center, seated at a busy intersection on Louisiana Avenue, which is currently undergoing extensive drainage work, will employ about 10 people and offer a range of services, including in-center dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysisDialysis removes excess water, solutes and toxins from the blood in patients who have kidney injury or disease. Riddell said the building will have 13 outpatient treatment chairs as well as training rooms where nurses and other staff can teach patients how to do in-home dialysisIt also includes a carport loop where elderly and handicap visitors can be dropped off safely. The parking lot will have 24 regular spaces and four handicap spaces, with an entrances and exits on Louisiana Avenue and Freret Street. Riddell said the center will open in May 2018. View Comments /* */ About Us About NOLA Media Group Community Rules Advertise with us Frequently Asked Questions Contact Us Contact Newsroom Jobs at NOLA Media Group

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