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KENLY — DaVita hopes to have its new kidney dialysis clinic currently under construction in Kenly ready to open by mid-November, according to company officials.
Project superintendent Dax Sedberry of Mount Gilead-based Sedberry Construction said construction should be complete by Oct. 18.
The 8,850 square-foot facility, located on a one-acre tract of land just off U.S. 301, will include a 21-station outpatient dialysis unit along with two training rooms and is being built with the capability for future expansion.
The clinic will feature a drive-thru drop-off canopy and will have room for 37 parking spaces.
Sedberry said after contractors turn the building over to DaVita the company will be moving furniture, supplies and other fixtures and equipment into the facility and setting up all systems including computers and phones.
The clinic will have a Kenly address and will be located on property that once served as the location for Margie’s Motel.
The tract of land, previously owned by the Kirby family and sold to DaVita in 2017, is in Wilson County. The town of Kenly, which straddles the Johnston-Wilson county line, annexed the DaVita parcel into its corporate limits last year.
Headquartered in Denver, DaVita is one of the largest kidney care providers in the United States.
DaVita and its subsidiaries operate a network of 2,510 dialysis centers across the U.S. and 237 dialysis centers in 11 other countries.
This year, Fortune magazine ranked DaVita No. 188 on its Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. companies by total revenue. It’s the 13th year DaVita’s been listed.