Limerick Dialysis Center Wins Patient Care Award

LIMERICK PA – The Limerick office of Fresenius Medical Care North America, a national network of dialysis facilities, has been awarded the company’s Center of Excellence designation for achieving high standards in patient care during 2012, spokesperson Brooks Toombs reported Wednesday (June 12, 2013).

In-center dialysis

In-center dialysis

The office, at 420 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd., Bldg. B, Ste. 100, met Fresenius’ key patient outcome measures, such as dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, patient satisfaction and transplant education, Toombs said. The award is intended to recognize facilities that achieve “the very best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of their staff,” according to Carolyn Latham, vice president of clinical quality.

Dialysis is a process in which waste products and extra fluids are removed from a person’s blood, when chronic kidney disease leads to kidney failure. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant.

Fresenius, headquartered in Waltham MA, operates more than 2,100 dialysis facilities in North America.

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