Fresenius Medical Care Announces Winners of the Ernestine M. Lowrie Award for Clinical Excellence

  Fresenius Medical Care Announces Winners of the Ernestine M. Lowrie Award
  for Clinical Excellence

               Four Nurses Honored for Exceptional Patient Care

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. -- June 26, 2013

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of
dialysis facilities, is pleased to honor the following FMCNA clinical managers
as winners of the 2013 Ernestine M. Lowrie Award for Clinical Excellence:
Brenda Capuyan, R.N., from Gulfport, Miss.; Carla Decky, R.N., from
Philadelphia, Pa.; Dottie Moody-Lagasse, R.N., from Westbrook, Maine; and
Shelly Parker, R.N., from Denver, Colo.

Dr. Frank Maddux, chief medical officer and executive vice president for
clinical and scientific aff ...

Dr. Frank Maddux, chief medical officer and executive vice president for
clinical and scientific affairs, and Simon Castellanos, executive vice
president, Fresenius Medical Services, honored the winners of the 2013
Ernestine M. Lowrie Award for Clinical Excellence. Pictured L-R: Dr. Frank
Maddux; Carla Decky, R.N., from Philadelphia, Pa.; Dottie Moody-Lagasse, R.N.,
from Westbrook, Maine; Shelly Parker, R.N., from Denver, Colo.; and Simon
Castellanos. (Brenda Capuyan, R.N., from Gulfport, Miss., is not pictured.)
(Photo: Business Wire)

The Lowrie Award was initiated in 2007 and is presented every three years in
remembrance of Ernestine M. Lowrie, R.N., who laid the foundation for nursing
leadership and commitment to quality patient care at FMCNA, and helped
establish the company's outpatient dialysis programs. This year’s winners were
honored for their dedication to clinical excellence on June 12 at an awards
presentation and dinner at the company’s headquarters in Waltham, Mass.

“Each of these nurses embodies our UltraCare mission of delivering
exceptional, patient-centered care, and we’re proud to honor them with this
award,” said Simon Castellanos, executive vice president and president of
Fresenius Medical Services. “Fresenius Medical Care is committed to empowering
staff to excel in their positions, and these clinical managers showcase the
values that drive our company’s culture.”

Winners were nominated by their division managers and selected based on the
following clinical leadership and nursing contributions:

  *Parker is trusted and respected by physicians, colleagues and patients
    alike at Fresenius Medical Care Denver Central. For almost a decade she’s
    led this inner-city facility, while achieving outstanding clinical
    outcomes and receiving honors from the Intermountain ESRD Network. A
    strong patient advocate, Parker also has partnered with a local non-profit
    to provide free dental screenings and dental work for patients at the
    clinic.
  *Decky’s colleagues praise the culture she has created at Fresenius Medical
    Care Fairmount of treating all patients with dignity and respect, and her
    cool composure despite the stress of operating in one of Philadelphia’s
    most poverty-stricken areas. During her 29 years with FMCNA, she’s
    mentored many team members and has seven employees who have worked for her
    for more than 10 years. Recently, she used quality indicators to identify
    patient “outliers,” then created teams to work intensively with these
    patients to improve their condition.
  *Moody-Lagasse, a dialysis nurse for 19 years, brings a quiet energy and
    dedication to the development of her team at Fresenius Medical Care Casco
    Bay, where several patient care technicians have gone on to become nurses.
    Medical directors and attending physicians often seek her advice on
    handling difficult situations at the clinic, which has received multiple
    honors from the ESRD Network of New England. Moody-Lagasse makes it a
    priority to bring fun into patients’ care routines by organizing games,
    celebrating holidays and recognizing patient honors and achievements
    throughout the year.
  *Capuyan’s strength as a leader is evidenced by her recent 100 percent
    employee retention rate at Fresenius Medical Care Gulfport. During her 20
    years with FMCNA, she’s consistently shown care, concern and empathy for
    her patients. Capuyan’s willingness to embrace new challenges and deliver
    high-quality results leads her local management team to call her a
    “genuine diamond.”

For more information about Fresenius Medical Care as an employer of choice,
visit http://jobs.fmcna.com/.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America

Through our leading network of more than 2,100 dialysis facilities in North
America and our 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. We are also the continent’s top producer of dialysis
equipment, dialyzers and related disposable products and a major supplier of
renal pharmaceuticals.

For more information about the company, visit www.fmcna.com; for information
about patient services, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

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