NORTHSTAR Foundation Supports Dialysis Unit


The Foundation of NORTHSTAR recently supported the purchase of two new dialysis machines through its appeal efforts. Pictured left to right, Alisa Santi, Department Manager, Connie Koutouzos, Chief Operating Officer of NORTHSTAR, Steve Tinti, NORTHSTAR Foundation Treasurer and Mike Golas NORTHSTAR Foundation Chair.

NORTHSTAR provides kidney dialysis services, education and support for individuals with chronic kidney disease. The dialysis unit conceptualized in 1967 when the Crystal Falls community came together to raise money to purchase the first 'kidney machine' for a local resident.

"Without NORTHSTAR services, patients would have to travel to Iron Mountain, Hancock or Marquette several times per week to receive dialysis," states Alisa Santi, Department Manager. "We are fortunate and grateful to be able to continue the mission of serving residents of our communities with essential healthcare options."