Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, recently named Fresenius Medical Care Waxahachie as one of its Centers of Excellence for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2010.

The company also named 12 of its Dallas-area dialysis facilities as Centers of Excellence.

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. This year’s Center of Excellence award winners in the Dallas area are:

• Fresenius Medical Care Waxahachie

• Fresenius Medical Care Dallas Central

• Fresenius Medical Care Village II (Dallas)

• Fresenius Medical Care North Buckner Dialysis Center (Dallas)

• Fresenius Medical Care Farmers Branch

• Fresenius Medical Care Kiest Station (Dallas)

• Fresenius Medical Care Cleburne

• Fresenius Medical Care Granbury

• Fresenius Medical Care Weatherford

• Fresenius Medical Care Red Bird

• Fresenius Medical Care Tarrant County (Fort Worth)

• Fresenius Medical Care Fort Worth Parkway

• Fresenius Medical Care Pleasant Run

 “Our number one priority at Fresenius Medical Care is delivering high quality care to our patients so they can be as successful as possible on dialysis, and lead rewarding lives. Our Center of Excellence award distinguishes the facilities that achieve the best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of the staff,” said Melissa Echols, regional vice president for Fresenius Medical Care.

Fresenius Medical Care has established high standards of clinical quality company wide, in keeping with those published by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation. Fresenius Medical Care selects Centers of Excellence facilities by reviewing the patients’ outcome measures such as dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, vascular access, patient satisfaction and transplant education.

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

 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 is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy. Through more than 2,700 clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 215,000 patients worldwide. We are also the world’s leading maker of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Chronic kidney failure is a condition that affects about 2 million individuals worldwide.

For more information about the company’s more than 1,800 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.