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New dialysis clinic in Nanakuli fills growing need

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                                Cheryl Soloman and Medical Director Arie Ganz greeted patient Mabel Maria with maile lei Tuesday after opening ceremonies at the Waianae Coast Nanakuli Dialysis Clinic.

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    Cheryl Soloman and Medical Director Arie Ganz greeted patient Mabel Maria with maile lei Tuesday after opening ceremonies at the Waianae Coast Nanakuli Dialysis Clinic.

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                                Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, blessed the new dialysis facility with Ganz’s help.

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    Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, blessed the new dialysis facility with Ganz’s help.

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                                At top, Chris Smith, general manager of Western Division Fresenius Kidney Care, center left, and clinical manager Rhory Archibald, center right, untied maile lei Tuesday during a blessing at its new center in Nanakuli.

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    At top, Chris Smith, general manager of Western Division Fresenius Kidney Care, center left, and clinical manager Rhory Archibald, center right, untied maile lei Tuesday during a blessing at its new center in Nanakuli.

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                                Above, patient Merrilee Oki sat in a dialysis chair in the new care center as Archibald stood by.

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    Above, patient Merrilee Oki sat in a dialysis chair in the new care center as Archibald stood by.

Sheila Silva said it was a struggle getting her boyfriend to dialysis treatments after his kidneys failed him a couple of years ago. They had been going to Liberty Dialysis Waianae, but the only time slots available were in the evening. Read more

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