WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), North America’s leading provider of kidney care services, announced today that Mark Costanzo, President of its Fresenius Renal Therapies business, will be awarded the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) John V. Heher “Gift of Life” Corporate Award at its Gift of Life Gala on March 7 in Pittsburgh.
Each year, the NKF presents the award to an individual, group or organization for outstanding service which demonstrates the same humanitarian concerns exemplified by the late John V. Heher, a kidney transplant recipient and long-time NKF Board member.
“We are honored to recognize Mark Costanzo as our 2015 Gift of Life Corporate Awardee at our upcoming Kidney Gift of Life Gala,” said Erin Tuladzieck, Executive Director of the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies. “Mark’s tireless commitment to improving the lives of kidney patients is truly amazing, and we could not think of a more deserving awardee.”
“I am truly honored to be named this year’s recipient of the John V. Heher “Gift of Life” Corporate Award,” said Mark Costanzo. “Fresenius Medical Care has played such an important part in my life and career. I am fortunate to be able to work with some of the health care industry’s foremost nephrologists, health care professionals and engineers as we strive to deliver the best products and services available to improve patient lives and therapy outcomes.”
About Fresenius Renal Therapies
Fresenius Medical Care Renal Therapies Group, LLC (Fresenius Renal Therapies) is North America’s top producer of dialysis equipment, dialyzers and related disposable products and a major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals. Fresenius Renal Therapies is a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, the continent’s leading provider of renal care, and designated as Forbes Magazine’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013. For more information about Fresenius Renal Therapies and Fresenius Medical Care North America, visit www.fmcna.com.
About the National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.