Press Releases

4/24/14 9:00 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, announced today that Stephanie Johnstone, FMCNA West Division lead social worker, has received the annual Robert W. Whitlock Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF’s) Council of Nephrology Social Workers. Johnstone, who is based in San Diego, received the award on April 23 at the NKF’s 2014 Spring more...
4/8/14 6:02 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group (RTG) , the continent’s leading provider of kidney care products, announced today that Dr. Jose A. Diaz-Buxo, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, has decided to retire as of May 31. Dr. Robert Kossmann will assume this position beginning July 1. Dr. Diaz-Buxo joined Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) in 1996 as president of the company’s Peritoneal Dialysis Services and more...
3/17/14 1:16 pm EDT
Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. has met a lot of people with kidney failure in recent years, while working with Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) to develop and share recipes and healthy cooking tips for people on dialysis. But until recently, he’d never been tested for chronic kidney disease (CKD), a progressive loss of kidney function that can take place over a period of months or years. McCargo knows, however, that more...
3/6/14 9:00 am EST
More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but many don’t realize it because people often do not have symptoms early in the disease. This March, during National Kidney Month, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is urging Americans to learn more about CKD. Those who are at risk should get screened regularly, since early intervention may slow the progression of more...
3/3/14 11:00 am EST
This March, during National Kidney Month, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is bringing Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. on a four-city media tour of regions with some of the country’s highest rates of kidney failure to share his recipes and tips for preparing mouth-watering meals that people on dialysis, or anyone, would love. McCargo’s tour begins in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 4 then moves on to:• Cleveland, Ohio, on more...
2/18/14 1:23 pm EST
Just hours after Winter Storm Pax moved out of the U.S. Southern, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states last week, leaving behind a trail of storm damage, stranded travelers and nearly 800,000 homes and businesses without power, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, resumed treatment for more than 15,000 patients at its 270 dialysis clinics in the affected area. Whenever more...
1/28/14 9:00 am EST
Dialysis patients looking to escape the cold or take advantage of snow-related recreation can choose from destinations that include a variety of popular U.S. vacation spots, where they can take in the sights while still receiving regular dialysis treatments. Over the past several years, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has added more than 200 dialysis clinics to its more...
1/2/14 3:46 pm EST
In anticipation of Winter Storm Hercules Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has activated its Incident Command Team to begin implementing plans to ensure continued patient care in the Northeast, which may be affected by the storm. While storms and other natural disasters can be inconvenient and even life-threatening for entire communities, they pose an especially serious more...
12/18/13 9:00 am EST
Although the holidays are traditionally a time of joy and celebration, the pace of the season can be stressful for kidney failure patients who depend on frequent visits to the dialysis clinic for life-sustaining treatments. For those seeking a less hectic environment in which to receive treatment, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) recommends patients consider home dialysis. This holiday season, FMCNA, the nation’s more...
11/20/13 11:30 am EST
For many Americans, Thanksgiving means family gatherings, fabulous food, and leftover turkey and fixings that can last for days after the big feast. Yet holiday meals can be difficult for the nearly 400,000 Americans with kidney failure who depend on dialysis – a life-sustaining filtration process that removes waste products and extra fluids from their blood. Dialysis patients need to limit their intake of salt, saturated fats, potassium and more...
10/22/13 8:30 am EDT
Spectra Laboratories, Inc., a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets of Shiel Medical Laboratory, Inc., located in Brooklyn, New York. The acquisition will expand Spectra’s existing laboratory services capabilities in the metropolitan New York market and allow it to serve a broader base of health care providers and more...
10/21/13 12:00 pm EDT
Next week marks the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the late-season tropical cyclone that swept through the Caribbean and up the U.S. East Coast – killing more than 180 people, leaving millions more without power and causing more than $60 billion in damages to public and private property. If another major storm develops during the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading more...
10/18/13 9:00 am EDT
This year’s Boston Kidney Walk, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Serving New England, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Canal Park in Cambridge. Sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), operator of the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, the annual Boston event is aiming to raise at least $500,000 to fight kidney disease by educating, empowering and supporting kidney patients, their families more...
10/17/13 8:00 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading dialysis provider, and Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., host of Food Network’s cooking show “Big Daddy’s House”, are bringing the “flavor of bold” to Houston on Tuesday, Oct. 22. With more than 32,000 dialysis patients in Texas and football season in full swing, McCargo will visit Houston as part of a five-city, cross-country tour to meet with dialysis patients and their more...
10/8/13 9:00 am EDT
With early cases of seasonal flu already being reported in the U.S., Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is strongly encouraging dialysis patients to get flu shots to protect themselves against this common infectious disease. In October, FMCNA will once again begin offering free vaccinations, which protect against both seasonal flu and H1N1 swine flu, to all of its dialysis patients more...
10/4/13 3:29 pm EDT
In anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has activated its Incident Command Team to begin implementing plans to ensure continued patient care throughout the Gulf Coast, which may be affected by the storm. While storms and other natural disasters can be inconvenient and even life-threatening for entire communities, they pose an especially more...
9/19/13 9:00 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, today launched its second annual Champions in Motion program, which recognizes dialysis patients across the country who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to regular physical activity. The program is part of FMCNA’s Healthy Lifestyle initiative, which aims to help people with kidney failure live better lives on dialysis by more...
8/19/13 10:58 am EDT
With football season just around the corner, Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. is taking his “flavor of bold” cuisine and recipes on the road to several U.S. cities where fans know how to enjoy their tailgating festivities. Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is bringing Chef McCargo on a five-city tour so that dialysis patients and their families can meet the chef and learn about kidney-friendly tailgating foods that are affordable, easy more...
7/18/13 11:00 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading provider of dialysis and care for renal patients, is proud to announce that Dr. Dobri Kiprov, medical director for its Apheresis Care Group, was recently chosen by the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) to receive the annual Francis S. Morrison, M.D. Memorial Award and Lecture. Dr. Kiprov presented his keynote lecture, “The Plausible Future of Therapeutic Plasma more...
6/26/13 2:00 pm EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is pleased to honor the following FMCNA clinical managers as winners of the 2013 Ernestine M. Lowrie Award for Clinical Excellence: Brenda Capuyan, R.N., from Gulfport, Miss.; Carla Decky, R.N., from Philadelphia, Pa.; Dottie Moody-Lagasse, R.N., from Westbrook, Maine; and Shelly Parker, R.N., from Denver, Colo. The Lowrie Award more...
5/21/13 4:15 pm EDT
With construction crews still repairing damage from last year’s catastrophic Hurricane Sandy and residents of Moore, Okla. just starting to deal with the tragic aftermath of yesterday’s devastating tornado, the importance of being prepared for natural disasters has never been more apparent. That’s especially true with the 2013 hurricane season beginning next week, and weather forecasters predicting another busy year for hurricane activity more...
5/20/13 10:37 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, today announced that it has once again been recognized for outstanding health care case management with two “Case In Point” Platinum Awards from Dorland Health, the publisher of Case In Point magazine. Fern Parlier, FMCNA’s vice president of UltraCare® Customer Connection, and Barbara Williams, director of UltraCare case management, accepted more...
5/8/13 1:05 pm EDT
Modern Healthcare magazine presented one of its coveted “Spirit of Excellence” awards this week to Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, in recognition of the company’s innovative new social work program, which has increased patients’ adherence to dialysis treatments by addressing quality of life issues. FMCNA was selected as winner of the “Team Spirit” award for its ability to more...
4/8/13 7:00 am EDT
Heritage California ACO (HCACO), a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization and affiliate of Heritage Provider Network, and Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), North America’s largest provider of kidney care services, announced an agreement today to provide integrated health care management for HCACO’s patients who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The agreement supports a population health program that allows Fresenius Medical Care to work with more...
3/14/13 9:00 am EDT
With high blood pressure now the second most common cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States (behind only diabetes), Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) wants people to know that controlling their blood pressure can slow the progression of CKD, and help prevent heart disease and strokes in those who are on dialysis. This March during National Kidney Month, FMCNA, the nation’s leading network of dialysis more...
3/7/13 11:00 am EST
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects millions of Americans and requires about 400,000 of those whose kidneys have failed to rely on life-sustaining dialysis treatments to clean waste products and remove extra fluids from their blood. Kidney failure is also often associated with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and other ailments – but despite these conditions, incorporating a healthy lifestyle can help dialysis patients more...
2/20/13 1:45 pm EST
In recognition of National Kidney Month this March, Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. is taking his kidney-friendly recipes and signature “flavor of bold” cuisine on the road to several U.S. cities. Organized and sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), this four-city tour is intended to call attention to how diets featuring fresh, flavorful ingredients can be healthy for patients on dialysis, as well as tasty, affordable, more...
2/7/13 4:53 pm EST
In anticipation of Winter Storm Nemo, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has activated its Emergency Response Team to begin implementing plans to ensure continued patient care throughout areas in the Northeast which may be affected by the storm. The Fresenius Medical Care Disaster Response Team, assisted by divisional, technical and regional employees, works closely more...
12/20/12 9:00 am EST
While daytime dialysis treatments are a fact of life for many thousands of people with kidney failure, a growing number of dialysis patients are discovering that dialyzing overnight lets them keep their days free for work, family or other activities. Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has established more than 140 in-center nocturnal, or nighttime, dialysis more...
11/6/12 5:23 pm EST
Although more than 100 Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) clinics in the mid-Atlantic region were affected by Hurricane Sandy last week, all but one have now resumed operations. FMCNA, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is pleased to report that all of its patients and employees are now accounted for and safe, even though many were personally affected by the storm, which caused power outages, more...
10/26/12 5:10 pm EDT
In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has activated its Emergency Response Team to begin implementing plans to ensure continued patient care across the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, which may be affected by the storm. The Fresenius Medical Care Disaster Response Team, assisted by divisional, technical and regional employees more...
7/26/12 9:28 am EDT
When severe thunderstorms left a trail of property destruction and power outages stretching from Illinois to New Jersey on June 29, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) immediately activated its Emergency Task Force, which initiated disaster response plans to assure uninterrupted service for patients at 45 affected clinics across the region. FMCNA, which operates the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, takes special more...
12/23/11 2:45 pm EST
The nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities is recognizing more than 25 patients across the nation who will be 100 years or older in 2012 and are still leading healthy, fulfilling lives without their kidney function. A healthy lifestyle has helped these dialysis patients reach the century mark in their lives. Modern dialysis treatments are giving patients with kidney failure a better chance than ever to maintain a healthy more...
11/16/11 11:31 am EST
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, announced that Franklin W. Maddux, M.D., FACP, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), effective December 12, 2011. In this role he will also be responsible for Clinical and Scientific Affairs. Dr. Maddux will report to Rice Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical more...
11/10/11 8:00 am EST
BAD HOMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: FME / New York Stock Exchange: FMS), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today introduced the 2008K@home, a hemodialysis system for use at the patient’s home, at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2011 meeting in Philadelphia, USA. The 2008K@home machine is built on the more...
11/9/11 8:09 am EST
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2011, Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510 (K) clearance to extend improved touch screen navigation on its most advanced hemodialysis delivery system, the 2008T. Effective immediately, all newly produced 2008T machines with Fresenius Clinical more...
7/29/11 9:00 am EDT
People on kidney dialysis need life-sustaining therapy typically three days a week, so many patients resist the urge to travel because of their uncertainty about their treatments away from home. Today it’s easy and safe to arrange for dialysis at a clinic near their destination. Summer is quickly coming to an end and dialysis patients may want to squeeze in a trip to Cape Cod, the Jersey shore, or the Carolinas before the season is over more...
7/1/11 9:33 am EDT
BAD HOMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the Company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: FME / New York Stock Exchange: FMS), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euromedic’s dialysis service business effective June 30, 2011. This follows final regulatory approvals by the relevant antitrust authorities1 more...
6/29/11 9:30 am EDT
In the heat of the summer, most people make a point to drink more to stay hydrated. But for dialysis patients, too much fluid can be life-threatening. Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, reminds patients to closely monitor their fluid intake, and offers tips on how to quench their thirst without jeopardizing their health during the hot summer months. The kidneys more...
5/31/11 11:30 am EDT
During natural disasters, people expect FEMA and the Red Cross to mobilize at a moment's notice to help those in need. However, did you know that a healthcare company that provides life-sustaining care to the chronically ill is doing the same? Kidney dialysis clinics and patients need to be prepared for worst-case scenarios because dialysis patients need treatment every two to three days. Getting treatments can be a matter of life or death for more...
5/4/11 1:35 am EDT
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) (FWB: FME): 1st Quarter 2011 Summary:             Net revenue more...
4/7/11 11:00 am EDT
Diabetes is the single leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., accounting for about 44 percent of the people who start treatment for kidney failure each year. To help raise awareness of the links between diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, will sponsor the American Diabetes Association (the Association) EXPO Atlanta, to be held more...
3/17/11 12:55 pm EDT
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world’s leading company devoted to renal therapy, said today that the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality officially recognized the company’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO.) The certification by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the first for a dialysis organization, furthers Fresenius Medical Care’s mission of continuously improving more...
3/17/11 12:01 pm EDT
BAD HOMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, announced today that the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) officially recognized the company’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The certification by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the first for a dialysis more...
3/16/11 9:34 am EDT
Research has shown that regular exercise can be helpful in managing chronic kidney disease (CKD), and can limit its harmful effects on the body. During National Kidney Month this March, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is urging the growing population of people on dialysis to exercise frequently, which can improve their day-to-day energy and quality of life more...
3/10/11 9:00 am EST
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), a health problem that is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. There are 26 million Americans who have CKD, and millions more are at increased risk and may not even know it. On World Kidney Day, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, encourages those at risk for CKD to more...
3/8/11 3:02 am EST
BAD HOMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced the acquisition of all assets of Hema Metrics LLC related to its Crit-Line® system. Based on its strong dialysis product business and sales organization, Fresenius Medical Care intends to establish this technology as the standard of care for fluid and more...
2/28/11 1:02 pm EST
Maintaining a healthy diet is a goal for many people, but for those with chronic illnesses it can be a matter of life and death. During National Kidney Month this March, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is partnering with celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House,” to promote healthy diets that include tasty, satisfying meals for people with more...
2/25/11 8:31 am EST
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced that it has filed the annual report 2010 under Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The report is available at the company’s website www.fmc-ag.com in the “Investor Relations” section as well as at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. A hard copy of more...
2/23/11 1:54 am EST
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) (FWB: FME):   4th Quarter 2010 Summary:   Net revenue     $3,167 million more...