Oak Park Fresenius Medical Care Facility recognized for high standard of patient care

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Fresenius Medical Care West Suburban

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, today awarded its Fresenius Medical Care West Suburban facility, located at 518 N Austin Ave. in Oak Park, the Center of Excellence designation for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2012. These annual awards recognize the best-performing FMCNA dialysis facilities nationwide, based on multiple objective measures of clinical quality.

AllFresenius 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 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. 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 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 fluidsfrom 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.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America

Through our leading network of more than 2,100 dialysis facilities in North America and our 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. We are 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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