Fresenius dialysis center honored

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Fresenius Medical Care North America has awarded its Walla Walla dialysis facility with the Center for Excellence designation.

The recognition was given for achieving high standards in patient care in 2012. The annual awards recognize the best performing Fresenius dialysis facilities across the country based on measures of clinical quality.

The Fresenius Medical Care Qualicenter Walla Walla facility is at 301 W. Poplar St.

“At Fresenius Medical Care, our clinical teams are focused on providing patients with the highest quality of care during each and every treatment,” said Carolyn Latham, vice president of clinical quality and UltraCare at Fresenius Medical Care, in a prepared statement. “Our Center of Excellence award recognizes the facilities that achieve the very best clinical results through the dedication and hard work of their staff.”

The standards of clinical quality are based on recommendations by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation. Key patient outcome measures are used to determine Center of Excellence honorees. Those include dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, patient satisfaction and transplant education.

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