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Diana Pacheco, 30 Years Living with Dialysis, to Accept the Pioneer in Excellence Award for Her Commitment to Home Dialysis Care

On February 28, 2016 during the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) in Seattle, WA, Fresenius Renal Technologies will present Wyoming resident, Diana Pacheco, with its annual Pioneer in Excellence Award to recognize her commitment to home hemodialysis (HHD) and her role as a patient advocate.
Pacheco, who has been on dialysis for more than 30 years, lives with chronic renal failure.

She is an advocate for home hemodialysis and sets a fine example for others living with chronic kidney disease.

She has worked full time at the Rawlins National Bank in Wyoming for over 30 years, undeterred by her need for dialysis treatments. She has consistently shown her community that her chronic disease has never defined who she is.
The annual Pioneer in Excellence Award is a national award presented by Fresenius Renal Technologies to patients with exceptional resiliency and commitment to the modality of home hemodialysis. Diana Pacheco embodies all of the characteristics this award represents and for this reason, she will be honored in 2016.
If you or a colleague will be at the Annual Dialysis Conference and would be interested in attending the patient award presentation, please see below for details. If you are not attending the conference and think your audience may be interested in hearing Diana Pacheco’s story, we would be happy to work with you. Please contact us at your earliest convenience.
What: Presentation of the Pioneer in Excellence Award
Who:   Pat McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Renal Products Sales & Marketing
Maureen Lynden Green, Vice President, Home Marketing
Diana Pacheco, 2008K@home machine patient and 2016 Pioneer in Excellence Award recipient
Date:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle, WA, Fresenius Renal Therapies Booth #301
Contact: Ed Auzenbergs 781-699-9022
About Fresenius Renal Technologies
Fresenius Renal Technologies is a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, the leading provider of renal care, dialysis equipment, and major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals. The company has been designated as Forbes Magazine’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013. For more information about Fresenius Renal Technologies and Fresenius Medical Care North America, visit
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