You are right:It is my understanding that the kidney dialysis unit will be funded through a grant and that it will be run by a national company who will in turn pay rent to the hospital. In short, the hospital will be providing the space, but the rest will be funded or under the management of a company called DaVita (sp?). In the end it will not cost the taxpayers money but will bring a much needed service to Lewis County. Good luck to all who are involved in this endeavor. It is a huge undertaking, but with the help of the community it is becoming a reality.
Lowville hospital gets confirmation of $900,000 dialysis grant
By STEVE VIRKLER
TIMES STAFF WRITER
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
The grant support means that Lewis County General Hospital will not have to issue debt for this project, said Eric R. Burch, CEO of the county-owned hospital.If other funding avenues do not materialize, the unfunded amount of the project approximately $400,000 will be paid by the rent we collect from DaVita on the 10-year lease, which generates $123,000 annually.