Dialysis coming to Fulton County Medical Center

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Dialysis is coming to Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

The service, expected to open midyear, will be housed in the former specialty service area on the FCMC campus. Renovation is underway and will last through the winter.

Costs associated with the project are $85,000, Mike Straley, executive director of the FCMC Foundation, said in a news release.

Dialysis Care Center LLC will run the treatment center. The renovated area, taking in 4,662 square feet, will include:

• An open treatment area that will accommodate chairs for six patients per three shifts for 18 total patients running three days a week, 12 hours per day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

• Rooms for patients in home-based dialysis, equipment, filtration, training and additional clinical/staff/reception space

• Capacity to accommodate an additional 18 patients if volume warrants it, but it would need to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Bank launches ‘Dollars for Dialysis’ campaign

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Community State Bank of Orbisonia has started a Dollars for Dialysis matching grant to aid the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation.

The challenge gift program began Dec. 25 and will run through March 15. Community State Bank will match any size gift up to $15,000 to benefit the construction and equipment costs of the new dialysis department that will be housed in the former specialty service area on the FCMC campus.

“As a community bank, we feel giving our time, talent and financial support is extremely important,” Trudy Everhart, president and CEO of Community State Bank of Orbisonia, said in a news release. “Being able to be a part of bringing a service like dialysis to our community is such a joy. It’s like helping family.”

To make a tax-deductible gift to “Dollars for Dialysis,” make checks payable to the FCMC Foundation and designate the gift as dialysis project. Mail it to: FCMC Foundation, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. A gift by credit card may be made over the phone at 717-485-6322 or online at www.fcmc pa.org.