Dialysis center opens in Fort Lawn

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By The Staff

FORT LAWN –  Fresenius Medical Care Fort Lawn, an advanced dialysis clinic that will serve the area’s growing population of patients with chronic kidney disease, is now open.

“At this new Fresenius facility, patients will benefit from the latest treatment methods while receiving excellent care from our dedicated team,” said Dr. John Fassler, medical director of Fresenius Medical Care. “Dialysis patients spend many hours receiving treatment each week, so we are pleased to offer this level of care in a more convenient location for people in the Fort Lawn area.”

Fassler is a nephrologist affiliated with Nephrology Associates of Rock Hill, and has been serving the community for almost 20 years.

Fresenius Medical Care Fort Lawn offers other dialysis patient services, including a kidney-transplant support program, anemia management, nutrition counseling, bone- disease management and social worker support. 

 All Fresenius Medical Care facilities share the company’s UltraCare mission of delivering excellent care to patients through innovative programs, the latest technology, continuous quality improvement and a focus on superior customer service.

Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products from the blood, removes extra fluids and controls the body’s chemistry when a person’s kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant.

The Fort Lawn               center features:

u 17 dialysis treatment stations

u DirectTouch, a modern touch-screen media system at each station for patient use during treatments. It features individual headsets, satellite TV and radio, Web browser, educational information and surveys

u Reclining, heated treatment chairs with massage features

u CHAIRSIDE online charting system with touch-screen monitors at dialysis stations for clinical staff to accurately enter and securely track critical patient information

u An emergency back-up electrical generator to help continue critical patient care in the event of a power outage

The Medicare-certified facility is located at 5707 Willowbrook St.

For details on the clinic, which is now accepting new patients, call 872-4149 or  (866) 434-2597).

About Fresenius Medical Care

Fresenius Medical Care North America is a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, the world’s largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 1.6 million people worldwide.  

Through its network of 2,388 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatment to approximately 184,080 patients around the globe.

Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products.