Investing in Our Employees
 

We are proud of the diverse, engaged, and collaborative team that we have built. Their combined skills, when brought together with the people we care for as our North star, result in growth, development, and better outcomes. We believe in fair and equitable pay, good benefits, work-life balance, training and development, and opportunities for growth — all within a safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

 

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71%

of our employees identify as female.

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81,353

learning and development leader program hours.

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$1.5M+

in financial assistance provided to eligible employees impacted by unforeseen disaster or hardship situations through our CARES Fund.

 

HELPING EMPLOYEES COPE DURING COVID-19


From the moment the COVID-19 pandemic struck, our primary focus was the health and wellbeing of our employees and patients. We initiated programs and provided resources to ensure safety protocols were met and the unique professional, financial, medical, and personal challenges presented by the pandemic were addressed.
 

Supporting Employees

CREATING A DIVERSE, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE

IMPROVING EMPLOYEE HEALTH

Supporting Employees Facing hardship

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leadership Development

We believe in leading by example and nurturing an environment where employees feel cared for. By putting our people first, we enable them to better care for our patients and each other. 

A CULTURAL EVOLUTION

Since 2014, more than 5,100 leaders have taken part in our Leading with Values experience, developing behaviors that promote greater goal identification and achievement, collaboration, and empowerment of self and others. Ultimately, the focus of a serving leader is on their team and how — together — we serve our diverse customer base. Learn More

EDUCATION THaT CARES

Knowledge Pathways is a professional development and continuing education program for nurses, care technicians, dietitians, and social workers that promotes knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in caring for nephrology patients. 

 

Supporting Employee Growth

The Academy is an online learning library with educational resources to help employees achieve their professional and personal growth goals. With the Academy, employees can earn academic credit toward undergraduate degrees, gain continuing education units (CEUs), and take courses to become certified in a wide variety of subjects and programs. Content includes courses, videos, book summaries, audiobooks, and more. We are committed to developing our talent and providing collaborative learning experiences to advance skills and careers. Our goal is to provide 100% of employee development opportunities through our learning and development programs by 2025.

 

NUrTURING BETTER NURSING

Fresenius Kidney Care is the first dialysis provider to offer a Clinical Advancement Program for registered nurses. This project-based professional development program nurtures growth and a culture of nursing excellence.

 

 

AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES ASSOCIATION

We work closely with the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) leadership team to provide funding that enables our nurses to become ANNA members, attend meetings, advance their education, and work toward certifications in nephrology. We are affiliated with 24 percent of ANNA's members.

 

 


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEPHROLOGY TECHNICIANS/TECHNOLOGISTS

Our partnership with the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) underscores our investment in education and career development for our more than 24,000 Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) and Biomedical Technicians (Biomeds). We offset the cost of NANT membership dues and underwrite participation in NANT’s DialysisTechConneXion (DTX), the only industry conference planned by technicians and for technicians. 

 

 

Attracting Great Talent

Through our recruitment efforts and promoting from within, we go to great lengths to hire and retain talented staff who have a passion for improving the lives of others. 

 

Nurse residency program

Our nurse residency program, Transition to Nephrology Practice, developed by our University Relations team, is dedicated to entry-level nurses. This program allowed us to recruit nursing students and onboard more than 177 pre-licensed nurses/staff in 2020, with a goal of 250 more in 2021. 

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First year focus program

Our First Year Focus program aims to improve the selection, onboarding, training, and development of new employees, and create a world-class employee experience. In 2020, First Year Focus impacted 9,182 clinical staff.

 

 

Fresenius Medical CAre for the Whole Family


 

Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

All corporate responsibility data is from 2020 unless otherwise noted.

 

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