Working Every Day to Serve Our Communities
Across the country, we are pushing the limits to make an impact for our patients, employees, partners, and the communities we serve.
We look for local and national partners who share our mission to advance compassionate, holistic renal healthcare. Our partnerships include:
- Partnering with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to support the fight against kidney disease, one step at a time
In 2018, more than 5,600 of our employees joined almost 400 teams at 71 NKF Kidney Walks across the country. As the national presenting sponsor, we raised more than $800,000—the most ever by a national team.
- Standing behind the nursing community through American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)
We work closely with ANNA's scholarship program to provide funding for nurses, so they can become members, attend meetings, and work toward certification in nephrology. Furthermore, 21 percent of ANNA's members are affiliated with Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA).
- Fostering patient communities through Renal Support Network (RSN) and Medical Education Institute (MEI)
We're working with RSN to empower people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Together, we're helping people become knowledgeable and proactive about their care and invested in building friendships for a lifetime. We believe support networks such as RSN are critical to holistic care.
Fresenius Medical Care Foundation
We launched the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation in 2018 to help the patients, families, and communities most greatly impacted by kidney disease. The Foundation is focused on raising awareness about kidney disease as well as highlighting transplantation as a lifesaving solution. It is our hope that this work will change the trajectory of kidney disease for patients and at-risk communities.
To learn more or to donate, visit the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation page.
Our comprehensive approach to disasters ensures our employees are safe and cared for and our patients receive the life-sustaining care they need.
When a disaster strikes, our Disaster Response Team (DRT) responds in partnership with key local, regional, and national entities to ensure critical supplies such as water, fuel, and transportation are prioritized for patients receiving dialysis treatment.
We also mobilize command centers and staff them with outside team members so local leaders can focus on clinic operations. Our command center staff accounts for all patients and employees, arranges food distribution, and maintains the supply of personal generators, fuel, and water. Our teams go above and beyond when needed, because great care goes beyond just healthcare.
No matter what happens, we're there for our employees and patients, to ensure they get the help they need.