UH Extended Care Campus Will Renovate, Relocate Dialysis Care Center

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Harold and Donna Davis have donated $800,000 to support the renovation and relocation of the Center for Dialysis Care at University Hospitals Extended Care Campus (ECC) in Geauga County.

Harold Davis, a patient at the ECC Center for Dialysis Care, is so grateful for the caring and comprehensive treatment he is receiving from the staff at ECC that he and his wife are pleased to make this generous contribution. Mr. Davis is an owner of Twinoaks Oil & Gas of Chagrin Falls.

"The Extended Care Campus of University Hospitals is a great asset to Geauga County, Chagrin Falls, and the other nearby communities," said Mr. Davis. "I have been so impressed with the staff of the dialysis center that I thought they and their patients deserved a beautiful place to work and receive care. The center is surrounded by gorgeous landscape so I wanted to incorporate that with the wonderful care that is given there."

The Extended Care Campus (formerly known as Heather Hill) offers multi-specialty services on a 156-acre campus. ECC's multi-level system of services includes the Specialty Hospital (LTACH), the Dolan Center for Memory and Aging and Liberty (both licensed assisted living centers), and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center.

The ECC Center for Dialysis Care, a joint venture with Centers for Dialysis Care Inc., provides dialysis services to patients, residents and the community. The Center's specialized programs include nutrition counseling and transplant coordination.

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"This generous gift from Harold and Donna Davis will allow us to enhance ECC's facilities and provide dialysis patients with an exceptional and unique new center in which to receive outstanding care for years to come," said Susan V. Juris, President and CEO, UH Extended Care Campus. "This donation shows the dedication that our staff here at the ECC has for their patients and the profound impact they have on our patients' lives."

The renovation and relocation of the Dialysis Center was the desire of Mr. Davis because he wanted to incorporate the picturesque surroundings of the ECC campus in Geauga County, with a beautiful, state-of-the art facility that will provide patients with a comfortable and relaxing environment in which to receive their treatment.

Features of the project include heated chairs and chair-side internet access through new flat screen televisions and expansive views of nature. The center will also have a custom-built mechanical system that integrates a high level of humidity and climate control with additional supplemental heating sources for optimum patient comfort.

The construction materials chosen on the project reflect the natural surroundings of the facility, focusing on the warm earth tones with soft green accents, and wood inspired flooring and casework. The new space is approximately 4,000 square feet and the total project cost is approximately $1,050,000. Construction began in August and the unit is anticipated to be substantially complete in February 2009.

Mr. Davis had his inspiration for this project while touring the ECC campus. Mr. Davis visited ECC after being treated at UH Case Medical Center for renal failure and learning he would need to receive dialysis. He wanted to visit dialysis locations near his residence in Chagrin Falls. During Mr. Davis's visit he and his wife were very impressed with how the design of the ECC facilities incorporated nature and sunlight to create a more healing environment. His vision was inspired and he was determined to offer this same environment to persons receiving dialysis care for hours each week.

"It was truly a privilege to witness Mr. Davis' vision being born and an honor to help him help so many others in the future. He is a special man," said Ms. Juris.

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