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BREAKING NEW GROUND KIDNEY DIALYSIS CENTER SLATED FOR LANCASTER.



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LANCASTER - City officials helped ceremoniously cer·e·mo·ni·ous  
adj.
1. Strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony, ritual, or etiquette; punctilious: "borne on silvery trays by ceremonious world-weary waiters" Financial Times.
 break ground for a new kidney dialysis Dialysis, Kidney Definition

Dialysis treatment replaces the function of the kidneys, which normally serve as the body's natural filtration system.
 center that will also train dialysis technicians and nurses.

The Antelope Valley Kidney Institute is being built at 15th Street West and Avenue J-8, near both Antelope Valley Hospital and Lancaster Community Hospital This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. .

The 20-station outpatient renal center will provide high-flux hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis peritoneal dialysis
n.
The removal of soluble substances and water from the body by transfer across the peritoneum, utilizing a solution which is intermittently introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity.
 to kidney patients.

In addition, Lancaster Dr. Vinay Sunku will relocate his nephrology nephrology

Branch of medicine dealing with kidney function and diseases. An understanding of kidney physiology is important not only in treating kidney disease but in knowing the effect of drugs, diet, and hypertension on kidney disease, and vice versa.
 practice into the same building adjacent to the dialysis center and Plush Systems Inc. will locate its hemodialysis training from Palmdale.

The institute will also be operated by Dr. Jay Shankar, who operates two chronic dialysis units in Victorville and Barstow, serving more than 200 patients.

Sunku has practiced in the Antelope Valley since 1995. He completed his internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) shares the title of clinical and academic hub of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. It is an 827-bed voluntary, non-profit tertiary care teaching hospital serving the greater metropolitan New York area.  in New York and his nephrology fellowship at State University of New York (body) State University of New York - (SUNY) The public university system of New York State, USA, with campuses throughout the state. .

Plush Systems is a health education and consulting business operated by nurse practitioner Linda Plush. Plush Systems has been providing a basic hemodialysis training course since 1991 and has trained more than 400 dialysis nurses and technicians.

Plush completed the family nurse practitioner program at Azusa Pacific College in Asusa. She received her certification from the Board of Nephrology Examiners in 1982. She is also certified by the American Nephrology Nurses Association as an advanced practice nurse.

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(1) Breaking ground for the new Antelope Valley Kidney Institute are from left: Larry Grooms, field representative for Assemblywoman Sharon Runner; nurse practitioner Linda Plush, Dr. Vinay Sunku, Dr. Jay Shankar, Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, and Michael D. Keyes and Robert C. Altis of American Bio-Medical Constructors Corp.

(2) Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts speaks at Monday's groundbreaking ceremony for the dialysis center.

Jeff Goldwater/Staff Photographer
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Date:Mar 8, 2005
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