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RJD activates new Dialysis Unit

Staff in front of new machine
From left are Captain Jason Martinez, Executive Officer Steven Roberts, Chief Deputy Warden Raquel Buckel, and Warden Marcus Pollard.

On July 19, the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) announced the activation of the long-awaited Dialysis Unit. RJD overcame many obstacles and months of planning before the first incarcerated patient was seen in the Dialysis Unit.

RJD administration worked closely with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) to complete the project.

The Dialysis Unit will provide medical treatment for the general incarcerated population across the southern region. The scheduled hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week. The Health Care Access professionally trained Dialysis staff also played a key role.

“It’s vital to our institution that we provide ample resources that ensure our population has quality care,” said Warden Marcus Pollard.

RJD staff will provide high quality dialysis medical care, while serving incarcerated patients from across the region. The RJD facility joins California Health Care Facility, Wasco State Prison, and San Quentin State Prison as designated dialysis treatment institutions.

RJD staff in front of new dialysis unit
Captain Jason Martinez, Chief Nurse Executive Kimberly Tenorio, Chief Physician & Surgeon Matthew Barenchi, Associate Warden Matthew Palmer, Chief Deputy Warden Raquel Buckel, Chief Executive Officer Steven Roberts, Warden Marcus Pollard, Chief Support Executive Vicki Alanis

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