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Benefis Sells Dialysis Unit to DaVita

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"We are transitioning our dialysis service over to DaVita. They will be the provider over here in Great Falls", Benefis Hospice President Laura Goldhahn says.

The dialysis unit at Benefis has 25 staff members who care for 125 patients. But President Laura Goldhahn insists that despite myths of poor service after being sold to a billion dollar corporation the quality of care will only improve.

"For our patients, the transition should be seamless. they will continue to be provided care from the same nurses because DaVita has hired the employees we had working there" she stated.

Goldhahn says the new ownership process was initiated by Benefis for growth.

"We were the ones to approach and say, as we look to the future we think we need someone with more expertise then what we're going to be able to provide going forward.", she told us.

DaVita operates more than two thousand outpatient clinics, which Goldhahn says will be a huge benefit for the dialysis unit in the long run.

"They'll bring a higher level of training resources of clinical resource and also a buying power in terms of the drugs and supply side of dialysis centers that we simply could not do on our own."

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