By Kelsey Givens
In the shared spirit of trying to bring more services to the Pahrump Valley area, DaVita Dialysis Center donated $2,000 to the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program last week.
On Friday, the Pahrump medical group presented members of PDOP, a not-for-profit group that works to make the lives of local families with disabled children easier, with a check to help the organization in its endeavor to bring more needed services for children with disabilities to Pahrump.
The Pahrump DaVita Dialysis Center, located at 330 S. Lola Lane next to Desert View Hospital, provides kidney care services to Pahrump patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease.
The medical group strives to improve their patients’ quality of life by providing integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services in Pahrump, to help them avoid making long trips into Las Vegas for care.
DaVita reportedly decided to bestow the donation upon PDOP, with whom they share a goal of lessening families’ need to travel to Las Vegas, after deciding to make them the charity of choice for funds they had designated to give back to the community.
“We are just happy to give back to the community. Your organization was selected and we are honored to provide these funds to your organization,” said Bill Chollman, the regional director for DaVita.
PDOP works to provide the Pahrump community with a place where families of children with disabilities can turn for “support, information, education, training and friendship without having to go to Las Vegas,” for that much needed support.
The donation will reportedly help the group in its quest to continue bringing support and services to Pahrump for disabled children, while helping to lessen the need for lengthy, expensive trips into Las Vegas for care.
For more information on PDOP, those interested can visit www.pdop.info or call 702-516-0847.