Fresenius Group Overview

June 19, 2020

Fresenius Medical Care expands TCU network in the USA

Fresenius Medical Care North America intends to open more than 100 new transitional care units (TCUs) this year. These units will help people recently diagnosed with kidney failure learn about the treatment options available to them including home dialysis, and become more empowered in managing their own care. TCUs are designed to be a separate space within a dialysis center with staff dedicated to onboarding patients new to dialysis during their first weeks of treatment, assisting patients transitioning between modalities, and supporting individuals returning to dialysis from transplant. Fresenius Medical Care North America has been rapidly opening TCUs, with a total of 65 operating already, in support of its home growth strategy. The company has found that over 50 percent of TCU patients will choose a home dialysis modality.