Fresenius Vascular Care to Launch New Info Site for Dialysis Patients, Families and Caregivers
Site to Go Live in Conjunction with NY National Kidney Foundation Walk
Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRUnderground) November 7th, 2014
Fresenius Vascular Care (FVC) is launching a new website containing vital information on dialysis access care and issues. The launch will occur in conjunction with the company’s ongoing support of the NY National Kidney Foundation Walk, scheduled this year for Sunday, November 9th. FVC, the first national sponsor of the NKF’s national walk teams, has the largest vascular outpatient presence in the NY area through its American Access Care centers.
For individuals with end stage renal disease (ESRD), a well-functioning dialysis access is a lifeline. FVC’s highest priority is preserving that lifeline. The new website—InfoDialysisAccess.com—offers education and information on dialysis access care. Topics include: defining the different types of accesses, care and protection of the access, education on dysfunctional accesses and explanations of the procedures to treat them, as well as downloadable resources for patients, family and caregivers.
“It all starts with info,” says Susan McKeown, FVC’s Vice President of Marketing, echoing the company’s theme for this year’s NKF Walk. “As vascular healthcare providers, we want all patients and their families to have vital information they need to help understand and manage their care and address key issues.”
Consistent with this philosophy, the company already provides information on uterine fibroids through InfoUFE.com and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) through InfoPAD.com. Chronic kidney disease is a strong risk factor for developing PAD.
Meet “Doctor Info”- Fresenius’ Info Super Hero
The “It All Starts with Info” theme will be front and center at the FVC area of the Wellness and Education Tent at Foley Square Park in Lower Manhattan – the starting point of this year’s NY Walk. Individuals, teams and their guests will be able to speak with company representatives, meet some access center staff, learn health tips for dialysis access care and have a picture taken with FVC’s super hero, “Doctor Info.” The free commemorative picture, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, (time permitting prior to the walk), is FVC’s thank you to the walk participants and supporters of the NKF.
“Our ‘Doctor Info’ super hero represents the wealth of knowledge available through our Info sites. His mission is to make sure everyone recognizes the value of being informed about their own vascular health care,” says McKeown.
To join the FVC Walk team or donate visit the Community Involvement page on the FVC website.
National Kidney Foundation Walk
The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Over the years, FVC has raised thousands of dollars in donations to support the NKF initiative to help prevent kidney disease, support dialysis patients, and lead treatment and education. The NY Kidney Walk will be held Sunday, November 9th starting at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Check in time is 9:30 AM and the walk is set to begin at 10:30 AM.
About Fresenius Vascular Care
Fresenius Vascular Care (FVC) is a national leader in vascular care with more than 55 outpatient centers across the country (including 12 centers in the New York metro area) providing a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Focusing on excellent clinical outcomes and excellent customer service, the company provides patient-friendly, expert care for dialysis access management and other medical conditions including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), venous insufficiency/varicose veins and uterine fibroids. FVC is dedicated to the Exceptional Patient Experience, providing prompt scheduling and follow-up while helping to maintain the best possible quality of life for dialysis and other vascular patients.