Connect to our community and you’ll find yourself touching a wider world. Our devotion to caring extends far beyond the walls that contain the work we do for our patients. Through charitable work, grassroots education, fundraising, community building and more, the passionate professionals at FMCNA are always looking for ways to make the world a better place for everyone. Here you’ll find information about events and ongoing initiatives we engage in, in our ongoing effort to make a difference. Won’t you join us?
Imagine working at FMCNA, helping to make a difference in the lives of dialysis patients, and then taking a leave of absence for 60 days to help make a difference in the lives of residents and business owners along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Believe it or not, that’s exactly what Ed Auzenbergs, Program Manager for Renal Therapies Group, did when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank in early 2010.
Donna Painter, RN, FMS Regional Vice President, is also the American Nurses Association (ANNA) President. As president, Painter helped support the long-term financial success of ANNA. She focused on recruiting nurses and strives to make ANNA the leading advocate for quality care for individuals, families and communities affected by kidney disease.
The Michigan and Ohio billing groups teamed up this past holiday season to “adopt” three families who were struggling financially. Through a variety of fundraisers, the employees raised enough money to purchase two carloads of presents for the families’ children.
The Ogden, Utah, manufacturing plant was recently recognized as the Business Partner of the Month by the Weber County School District. Ogden sponsors field trips, student instruction and internships for students, all as part of a work-based learning program.
FMCNA patients and employees from clinics in Newark, Orange, Hoboken, Union and Jersey City, N.J., gathered at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to promote CKD awareness on the Today show.
A quarter-acre of undeveloped space on the Ogden plant’s campus has been transformed into an employee garden, with 72 individual plots yielding everything from corn to cantaloupes. Employees have donated their garden veggies to a local retirement home and to the plant’s cafeteria. The garden has contributed to Ogden’s sense of community and a supportive work environment.
A team of Spectra Laboratories employees joined the Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes in San Jose. The walk is hosted annually by the American Diabetes Association. The team included Kathy Parmar, Ida Grabenstein, Jim Pearce, Connie Montgomery, Erryn McKenzie and June Tanaka.