If you’ve been driving to and fro along Simpson or Sumner avenues recently, you may have noticed the large construction project at 515 N. Thornton Ave. in Aberdeen — where Andy’s Lock & Safe used to be located and on the same square block as the Jodesha Broadcasting building.
The site will be the future home of a Fresenius kidney care center. Fresenius is a German company that specializes in kidney care with North American headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Fresenius currently has a clinic located at 2012 Industrial Parkway on Port of Grays Harbor property. That operation will move into the new facility, The Daily World has learned.
But according to the Grays Harbor Assessor’s Office website, the project sits on eight parcels that were sold to Aberdeen Renal Construction for $800,000, with the sale finalized on July 6. The seller was New Harbor Enterprises LLC, which — according to state public records, includes Eric Veloni, Gail Veloni and Helen Swanson as corporate officers.
Aberdeen Renal Construction is a limited liability corporation registered in Lakewood, Colorado. It is a subsidiary of PCI Health Developers, a Dallas, Texas-based company that specializes in building medical facilities. It has built a number of medical facilities for Fresenius in recent years throughout the West.
According to the company website, “Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis centers are part of Fresenius Medical Care North America. Some centers may be known as Fresenius Kidney Care or Fresenius Medical Care, as well as other names.” Every center is part of the Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis network.
Renal care clinics offer care to patients with kidney (renal) disorders such as chronic and acute renal failure, kidney stones, hypertension, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.