Center of Excellence Award Recognizes Facilities with Highest Clinical Quality
SKOKIE, Ill. – August 6, 2012– Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, today named its Fresenius Medical Care Skokie facility, located at 9801 Woods Drive, a Center of Excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2011. These annual awards recognize the facilities that perform the best, based on multiple objective measures of dialysis clinical quality.
All Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics share the company's UltraCare® mission of delivering excellent, patient-centered care through innovative programs, the latest technology, continuous quality improvement and a focus on superior customer service.
"At Fresenius Medical Care, our clinical teams are focused on providing patients with the highest quality of care during each and every treatment," said Carolyn Latham, vice president of Clinical Quality and UltraCare at Fresenius Medical Care. "Our Center of Excellence award distinguishes the facilities that achieve the best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of the staff."
Fresenius Medical Care has established high standards of clinical quality company wide, in keeping with those published by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) of the National Kidney Foundation. Fresenius Medical Care selects Center of Excellence facilities by reviewing patients' outcome measures such as dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, patient satisfaction and transplant education, among others.
For more information about this and other Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics, visit 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 from the blood, removes extra fluids and controls the body's chemistry when a person's kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant.
About Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-centered renal therapy. Through more than 3,119 clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 253,000 patients worldwide. We are also the world's leading maker of dialysis products, such as dialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Chronic kidney failure is a condition that affects more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. For more information about the company’s more than 2,100 U.S. dialysis facilities, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com (in English and Spanish). For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit www.fmc-ag.com or www.fmcna.com.