Healthy Families, Healthy Homes: Dialysis Unit Reopens | VideoRich Wisniewski | 8/3/2011
"We are expected to operate under high standards everyday and we will not have opened if we didn`t meet that level," said Lori Lagge, the Nurse Manager at the Dialysis Center.
On Saturday, July 31st the Kidney Dialysis Center resumed operations after the boil order forced it to close for almost a month.
"Clean water, is the mainstay of a dialysis treatment," she said.
Lagge explained that the center could not operate adequately with the level of clean water available so the center closed its doors, made some calls and sent roughly 40 patients to different parts of the state.
"They went to Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Bismarck, Williston, and Dickenson,Ē Lagge said
However, when the boil order was lifted the doors could open and doctors could resume their patient care. Lagge said that the value of clean water is a major tool when it comes to working with other parts of the body.
"It mixes with the dialysis machine, and then it exchanges the elements through the blood; through the dialyzer," she explained.
The staff will continue its check on the water on a monthly basis, but as of now Lagge and the rest of the doctors are happy to resume operations and will continue to do that on its regular Monday through Saturday schedule.