Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center

Fresenius Medical Care Dialysis Center

Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is opening a new in-center hemodialysis clinic at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, NJ . The clinic enables Fresenius Medical Care’s local team of expert medical professionals to better serve the Dover area’s growing dialysis community.

This location will include 13 dialysis stations designed for patient comfort and convenience and will feature reclining treatment chairs, individual televisions, and wireless internet access. “We look forward to the opening of our new Fresenius Medical Care Dover clinic in the near future,” says Sharon Friedel, RN, BSN, Director of Operations with Fresenius Medical Care. Amitabh Hajela, MD will serve as medical director for the new clinic located inside the hospital.

About Kidney Disease and Dialysis

According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three American adults are at risk for developing kidney disease. The two leading causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes. Other risk factors include family history of kidney failure, kidney stones, smoking, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Dialysis is required for those who develop end stage kidney failure, which typically represents 85 to 90 percent loss of kidney function. Dialysis is used to remove waste, salt and extra water in the body, and keep safe levels of potassium, sodium and bicarbonate in the blood and control blood pressure.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America

Through its leading network of more than 2,200 dialysis facilities in North America and vascular access centers, laboratory, pharmacy and affiliated hospitals and nephrology practices, Fresenius Medical Care provides renal services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. It is also the continent’s top producer of dialysis equipment, dialyzers and related disposable products and a major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals.

For more information, please contact Eileen Giordano, Clinical Manager, at 973-328-1812.