Category Archives: Provider News
Outstanding Patient Case Management Awarded to Fresenius
WALTHAM, Mass. – May 20, 2013 – Fresenius Medical Care North America has 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 the honors during a May 7 awards brunch at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.
Social Work Program to Improve Dialysis Patients’ Adherence to Dialysis, Quality of Life Wins FMCNA Excellence Award
Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Annual “Spirit of Excellence” Award Recognizes Fresenius Medical Care North America’s
Social Work Program’s Dedication to Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Service.
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 2, 2013– DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) today announced that the company has reached two important milestones as of the end of the first quarter of 2013 – owning or operating more than 2,000 centers, and employing more than 50,000 teammates.
NxStage Announces FDA Clearance for New High Flow Capabilities with NxStage System One
Product provides patients with benefits of home hemodialysis and greater treatment flexibility based on their clinical and lifestyle needs
LAWRENCE, Mass., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – NxStage® Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared new high flow capabilities with the NxStage System One™, the only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use. With this clearance, the Company expects to begin offering its System One with new higher flow capabilities in the United States later this year.
The new higher flow capabilities for the System One enable increased dialysate flow rates, allowing nephrologists expanded possibilities to adjust the duration and frequency of patient prescriptions. Patients can now enjoy the benefits of home hemodialysis and have even greater treatment flexibility based on their clinical and lifestyle needs.
“This latest regulatory milestone reflects strong and systematic execution against our product pipeline,” said Jeffrey Burbank, Chief Executive Officer, NxStage Medical, Inc. “With this new capability, NxStage therapy may be prescribed less frequently, for example 3 times per week or every other day, at treatment times consistent with those that patients and physicians experience in-center today. We’re strong believers in longer and more frequent dialysis for the clinical benefits; still, high flow opens the NxStage solution more broadly to the patient segment that wants the benefits of home, but at in-center frequency.”
NxStage’s high flow capabilities also received CE mark approval in February 2013.
About NxStage Medical Inc.
NxStage is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, MA, USA, which develops, manufactures, and markets innovative systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and acute kidney failure. The System One home hemodialysis device developed by NxStage is the only FDA approved portable hemodialysis machine cleared for home use. For more information on NxStage, or NxStage products, visit, http://www.nxstage.com.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this release that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including those that are discussed in NxStage’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. NxStage is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE NxStage Medical, Inc.
DaVita Hospital Services is the first-ever inpatient kidney care services provider to receive Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation
DaVita Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation for Inpatient Kidney Care Services by The Joint Commission
First-ever Recognition Marks Milestone for Safety, Quality Standards
NxStage Medical Inc, developer of Home Hemodialysis system, names Robert G. Funari Chairman Of The Board
NxStage Names Robert G. Funari Chairman Of The Board
LAWRENCE, Mass., April 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — NxStage Medical, Inc.® (NASDAQ: NXTM) announced today that Robert G. Funari has been appointed as the non-executive Chairman of the Board effective immediately. Mr. Funari is the former Chairman of Crescent Healthcare and has served on the NxStage Board of Directors since January 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Acumen Nephrology has introduced its new practice management product, Acumen® PM, which offers a full suite of options to streamline the practice of nephrology. Following great success with its nephrology-focused Acumen nEHR® product, Acumen Nephrology will begin providing practice management to select beta sites in April.
Fresenius Medical Care Urges Dialysis Patients to Stay Active Offers Fitness Tips
- Talk to your physician before starting an exercise program. Heart problems or difficulty walking, for example, may influence which activities are most appropriate.
- Choose an activity you enjoy, such as walking, biking, dancing, gardening, swimming or yoga.
- Start slow, beginning with 10 or 15 minutes of daily activity. Add more time after one or two weeks.