Amgen honors center for anemia management
The Renal Center of Storm Lake, LLC was presented with Amgen's Patient Care Award for "Excellence in Anemia Management."
To qualify for this award, the facility must maintain more than 75 percent of their patients within the National Kidney Foundation/KDOQI Guidelines during the entire year.
"The staff and management of the clinic are to be congratulated for keeping over 90 percent of their patients above the guidelines, which is considered to be the Gold Standard for dialysis patient management," according to the awards program.
Maintaining patients at or above the guidelines has proven clinical benefits of decreased mortality, decreased hospitalization, improved cardiac function, improved quality of life and improved cognitive function.