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Richmond SNF’s Dialysis Offering with Capability to Treat Vent and Trach Dependent Patients is Area’s First of its Kind 

RICHMOND, Va. (May 2, 2024) Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Richmond is celebrating the opening of its in-facility Dialysis Unit, featuring in-patient and out-patient services. The skilled nursing facility’s state-of-the-art, nine-chair dialysis unit has the capability to treat patients who are ventilator and tracheostomy dependent; it is the first of its kind in the Richmond market.  

Canterbury’s dialysis unit is under the direction of nephrologist Yahya Imran Fatani, MD. Affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center, Dr. Fatani also serves as an assistant professor at VCU’s School of Medicine.  

Leadership of Canterbury and Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Canterbury, were joined by dignitaries, care team members and healthcare colleagues at the recent grand opening celebration for the Dialysis Unit. “Canterbury is pleased to continue building on its next-level skilled nursing care offerings and to welcome Dr. Fatani to its outstanding clinical leadership team,” said Marquis’ Megan Shilling, regional director of market development. “The specialized capabilities of this new dialysis offering are second to none in the Richmond area.” 

Canterbury’s in-facility Dialysis Unit operates in partnership with Nova Dialysis, an affiliate of Advanced Dialysis Center LLC, which has been providing high-quality, compassionate kidney care and dialysis for two decades. Nova Dialysis Chief Medical Officer Dr. Inder Rana is working closely with the Canterbury team. 

The Canterbury dialysis unit includes an isolation chair, available as needed for patients with certain infections. The new facility complements Canterbury’s chronic kidney disease (CKD) management program, which is under the leadership of nephrologist Sajid Naveed, MD, MRCP. The program provides specialized care and services to patients with CKD and related diagnoses, aiming to preserve kidney function and prevent further decline.  

“A special thanks to Dr. Rana, Dr. Fatani, Dr. Naveed, Canterbury Medical Director Dr. Gohar Abassi and the entire team for their help in bringing the dialysis unit to life,” added Shilling. 

The Richmond skilled nursing facility continues to undergo a multi-million-dollar modernization. In addition to its new Dialysis Unit, Canterbury recently opened an 18-bed, in-facility Ventilator Unit, which is geared to treat patients who are ventilator and tracheostomy dependent, or have debilitating respiratory conditions. The ventilator suite is also the first of its kind in the Richmond area. 

Located at 1776 Cambridge Drive, the 190-bed Henrico County skilled nursing center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. More information on Canterbury can be found at    

Brick, N.J.-based Marquis Health Consulting Services provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the Eastern Seaboard. The organization’s operational guidance enables its client facilities to overachieve their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.      

PHOTO CAPTION: Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center resident Jean Batten (center) – who helped plant flowers in preparation for the Dialysis Unit ribbon cutting – is surrounded by facility team members and leadership, including (front row, L-R): Joe Law, Megan Shilling, Blair Lawson, Juantisa Brown, Nichelle Williams, Pheobe Magoba, The Canterbear, Eliza Darden and Marshall “Terry” Gregory.


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