Making a difference – every day
Patients living with kidney disease face unique challenges that require the support of expert caregivers. Our nurses provide individual, compassionate care that is hard to beat – and has never made a bigger difference than in the past year. We would like to thank our care teams from the bottom of our hearts for their commitment to standing by our patients and making a difference – every day.
Our ‘Care goes both ways’ campaign in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions has been initiated to raise collective awareness of the daily care provided by nurses and clinical teams. The work they do is so important, and is appreciated, too – because care goes both ways. Small gestures of gratitude, like a smile or a thank-you note, have great meaning. The healing power of the bond uniting patients and nurses through their emotional connection is captured in a digital collage composed of photos and videos, demonstrating to nurses that their work is recognized and appreciated by all.
To help nurses thrive in their profession, the Company has created new educational opportunities to help them build their skills, develop as leaders and advance their careers. At the same time, confidential counseling and support services in individual countries will provide practical and emotional support.
Recognizing unwavering dedication
Collaborative, proactive, reliable, excellent – our global Fresenius Medical Care values reflect our DNA and define who we are. This applies in particular to providing daily care to our patients. At the beginning of 2021, EMEA encouraged all clinic staff to nominate one of their colleagues for the newly introduced Global Value Awards. These awards recognize the tireless work and unwavering dedication of our nurses in the NephroCare network.
A big round of applause
Latin America started a campaign to praise nurses for their commitment under the hashtag #TodosLosAplausos – “everyone applauds”. The region has launched a special website to honor and thank all nursing heroes at Fresenius Medical Care throughout Latin America. Employees can post pictures or submit a thank-you message to a special nurse, creating a virtual wall of gratitude and appreciation.
Keeping recognition top of mind
During National Nurses Week in May, North America acknowledges nurses who go above and beyond to provide the highest quality care. An online spotlight was created especially for nephrology nurses, in which they gave insights about why they love their job.
In addition, Fresenius Medical Care celebrated Nephrology Nurses Week in September, with the aim of furthering and growing the nephrology nurse profession by investing in employees’ and future nurses’ growth, professional development, and career advancement. Through the partnership with the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), the Company funds an ongoing membership program and provides scholarships to offer continuing educational support to nurses dedicated to caring for people living with chronic kidney disease.