Fresenius Medical Care North America's Dialysis Division Is Now Fresenius Kidney Care

New name, brand tells story of helping people with kidney disease ‘Thrive On’

Waltham, Mass. – April 13, 2016 – Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a division of Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) and the nation’s leading provider of kidney care, hospitalist services and renal products, announced today that its dialysis service division has a new name: Fresenius Kidney Care.

“We created this name to better communicate our approach to helping people with kidney disease thrive and continue doing the things that matter most to them,” said William Valle, executive vice president of FMCNA and president of Fresenius Kidney Care. “We do this by providing high-quality, personalized care, support and resources to help people lead more meaningful and fulfilled lives.”

“At FMCNA, we are building a comprehensive network to provide the full spectrum of care for the chronically ill, including those with renal disease,” said Ron Kuerbitz, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America. “The Fresenius Kidney Care name underscores the focus and attention that our caregivers provide to our patients’ unique health needs at more than 2,200 dialysis centers across the nation.”

Along with the name change, Fresenius Kidney Care has launched a new, consumer-friendly website at www.freseniuskidneycare.com. The site offers educational materials and inspiring patient stories, with the information people most frequently seek: kidney disease treatment options, how to thrive on dialysis, guidance on eating well, recipes and more. The site also provides tailored information to people who are in various stages of kidney disease.

Additionally, Fresenius Kidney Care debuted its social media channels on Facebook (facebook.com/FreseniusKidneyCare), Twitter (twitter.com/FreseniusKC) and YouTube (youtube.com/FreseniusKidneyCareOfficial) to create a community and engaging content for people living with kidney disease.

“While Fresenius Kidney Care is the new name of our dialysis division, our culture of innovation and the high-quality clinical care we’ve provided to people with kidney disease for decades remains the same,” said Valle. “Our highly-trained and skilled teams not only care for our patients’ physical needs, they also empower them to thrive on and live their healthiest, fullest lives possible.”

About Fresenius Medical Care North America

Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier health care company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its industry-leading network of dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers, Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s largest fully integrated renal company, it offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and manufactures and distributes the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products and renal pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit the FMCNA website at www.freseniusmedicalcare.us.

About Fresenius Kidney Care

Fresenius Kidney Care, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), provides dialysis treatment and services to nearly 200,000 people with kidney disease at more than 2,200 facilities nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care supports people by helping to address both the physical and emotional aspects of kidney disease through personalized care, education and lifestyle support services so they can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Fresenius Kidney Care patients have access to FMCNA’s integrated network of kidney care services ranging from cardiology and vascular care to pharmacy and lab services as well as urgent care centers and the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers.

As a leader in renal care technology, innovation and clinical research, FMCNA’s more than 67,000 employees are dedicated to the mission of delivering superior care that improves the quality of life for people with kidney disease. For more information about Fresenius Kidney Care, visit www.freseniuskidneycare.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/FreseniusKidneyCare and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FreseniusKC.