Recognized for high standard of patient care

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Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading netwaork of dialysis facilities, announced this week that it awarded its Fresenius Medical Care Clinton facility, located at 1740 Southeast Blvd, the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2013. These annual awards recognize the best-performing FMCNA dialysis facilities nationwide, based on multiple objective measures of clinical quality.

All Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics share the company’s mission: to deliver superior care that improves the quality of life of every patient, every day.

“At Fresenius Medical Care, our clinical teams are focused on providing patients with the highest quality of care during each and every treatment,” said Debra Meade, R.N., M.S.N., M.H.A., senior director of clinical services at Fresenius Medical Care. “Our Center of Excellence award recognizes the facilities that achieve the very best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of their staff.”

Fresenius Medical Care has established high standards of clinical quality company wide, based on those recommended by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) of the National Kidney Foundation and other recognized standards. Fresenius Medical Care evaluates facilities for Center of Excellence recognition by reviewing key patient outcome measures such as dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, patient satisfaction and transplant education.

For more information about this and other Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics, visit http://www.ultracare-dialysis.com/ (in English and Spanish) or call 1-866-4DIALYSIS (1-866-434-2597).

Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products and removes extra fluids from a person’s blood when chronic kidney disease leads to kidney failure. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant.

Through its leading network of more than 2,150 dialysis facilities in North America and vascular access centers, laboratory, pharmacy and affiliated hospitals and nephrology practices, Fresenius Medical Care provides renal services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. It is also the continent’s top producer of dialysis equipment, dialyzers and related disposable products and a major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals.

For more information about the company, visit www.fmcna.com; for information about patient services, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

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