At Fresenius Medical Care, we are a diverse team of more than 120,000 individuals who share one guiding principle: patients are our purpose. We provide care in thousands of communities across the globe in support of a diverse patient population, all with the goal of helping people thrive. By providing essential products, we also take care that our patients’ health needs are met in areas where we do not deliver direct clinical care.
Social and systemic factors, such as a person’s ethnicity or where they live, impact a person’s access to quality care and opportunities to thrive. We believe that every patient, regardless of ethnic origin/race, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status, should have an equitable opportunity and support to maximize their health.
Our commitment to health equity means expanding our knowledge and services to eliminate inequities in care opportunities and health outcomes. Through our own capabilities as well as in partnerships, we strive to provide the most comprehensive care for all people living with serious illnesses including chronic kidney disease. Our Global Medical Office and Care Delivery teams work in conjunction to ensure we continuously work to advance equity in care.
We advocate for people living with kidney disease because we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life. Our team is fully committed to delivering equitable care across the globe and living our promise to engage patients and one another with empathy, compassion, and respect.
Fresenius Medical Care has identified seven key areas of focus to help bridge the gap and provide more equitable care for people living with kidney disease.
Measure and identify disparities in clinical outcomes and care
Prioritize racial equity in healthcare
Implement interventions and partnerships to reduce disparities
Advance equitable healthcare policies, processes, and systems
To date, Fresenius Medical Care has already achieved success in several areas to work towards improved health equity.
Case Based Learning: Disparities in Home and Transplant
We understand the disparities in-home therapy and access to transplant and are working towards making home therapy a reality for more patients while also supporting causes that help reduce inequities in access to transplant.