by Christa Lollis
Davita Dialysis is trying to place patients in area dialysis clinics since their office was shut down on Monday due to a concern with an increase in patient deaths. The problem is many of them are full so patients are being sent to clinics throughout East Texas but the closest ones with availability are in Crockett and even further. People are having trouble with transportation but according to some patients Davita is trying to work with them on that too. We checked with the local hospitals to see if they've seen an increase in patients coming in with issues because of dialysis not being available and Woodland Heights says they haven't seen any patients and Memorial says they can't say because of patient confidentiality.