A DaVita Kidney Care is currently under construction at behind the Drive and Shine at the northeast corner of Ironwood and Ireland Rd. This is the second DaVita center in South Bend, and one of a number of kidney care facilities including Nephrology Inc and Kidney Care Partners. DaVita is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provide. The DaVita Kidney Care provides kidney dialysis and other treatments to patients suffering from chronic kidney issues. http://www.davita.com/about
We have seen an significant increase in the number of kidney dialysis centers in our area. Healthcare in general is a growing industry due to the aging population, but what is the reason for the increase in kidney specific care? According to the Kidney Care Partners website, over 26 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease and 605,000 suffer from kidney failure each year. The website also predict this number is expected to double over the next 10 years. Kidney disease is attributable to diabetes and hypertension, which is also a significant and growing problem for Americans. One other less discussed causes of kidney failure is the use of methamphetamines, an abusive addiction that has also been on the rise.
Expect healthcare to remain a significant industry and developer of office real estate for years to come.