Mark Johnson and Dan Westcott, are both Network Patient Representatives (NPRs) and PAC members who represent Network 12 on the National Kidney Community Emergency Response Learning and Action Network. This month, with their clinics, DaVita-Atlantic and FMC-Salina they hosted a lobby day to share information and tools to help their patients be prepared for emergencies. Thank you to Mark, his mom Charlene, Dan and their clinics for your great work spreading the news about the importance of being prepared.

Gene Auten, one of our newest NPRs reported that on September 16th, U.S. Rep. Axne (D) visited a nearby dialysis unit with State Senator Tom Shipley (R). They spent almost an hour touring the facilities and conversing with patients and staff. U.S. Representative Cindy Axne: “Glad to speak with patients of DaVita Dialysis Center in Creston this morning and grateful to their team for the critical care they provide in Union County and beyond.” Thanks Gene and the team at Creston Dialysis for sharing the realities for patients living with kidney disease with our representatives!

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