Expert Care in Dialysis
In Lovilia, Iowa, there aren’t any dialysis centers. When 93-year-old Hugh McCoy discovered his kidneys were failing, the only choice was to travel somewhere else three times each week to have a dialysis machine do the work of his kidneys.
So three times a week, Hugh hopped a bus and traveled for miles to get to dialysis. But family members became concerned when they talked with Hugh. He’d had a fall and difficulty getting into the house. There were issues with his arm swelling during the procedure. Sons Bob and Jim traveled from their homes in Idaho and Tennessee to see for themselves how dad was doing.
“We knew there were concerns with dad’s current dialysis site and with where he lived in rural Iowa,” said Bob McCoy. “My sister-in-law went online to do some research, and she found Pella Regional. What drew us here was the small town atmosphere with a high-quality dialysis center.”
An on-site visit showed that Pella’s facility was impressive.
“Robin [Nossaman] was our first contact. She took us under her wing and worked really well with us,” said Bob McCoy, Hugh’s son. “We saw that Pella Regional’s dialysis center was clean and orderly, with no one having to run to keep up with patients. All the nurses have extensive experience with dialysis, and there are about six-to-eight staff members for the nine dialysis chairs so we knew that Dad would get excellent attention.”
Soon plans were in place for Hugh and his wife Louise to move to Pella. Those plans were sidetracked when Hugh had a heart attack and needed recovery time.
“I kept calling Pella to see if we could keep our spot in the dialysis center,” said Bob. “But it all fit together perfectly.”
Hugh and Louise are now settled in Pella, moving to town simply to receive their dialysis care from the exceptional dialysis team at Pella Regional Health Center.
“I like that it’s just 10 minutes travel to and from dialysis,” said Hugh. “And I like that the staff have more experience here so it seems I get less needle sticks and my arms aren’t as sore.”
Learn more about dialysis at Pella Regional.