Midwestern Career College, a provider of career-focused education in the field of allied health, announced that it had signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, a premier dialysis provider.
Covering 285 Fresenius locations in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, this agreement will enable MCC students to utilize their clinical skills as dialysis technologists in a real-world environment. Fresenius is excited to have more opportunities to give back to the medical community.
MCC CEO Jeremy Oberfeld stated, “We are very pleased to be affiliated with a premier provider of renal care services. This agreement will help improve the quality of dialysis training that we provide to our students and expand their career opportunities post-graduation.”
Fresenius Medical Care maintains more than 2,200 dialysis clinics in the U.S., has served more than 190,000 patients, and performs 26 million hemodialysis treatment equivalents in North America each year.
MCC offers a 10-month dialysis technologist training program at its campuses in Chicago, Blue Island and Naperville. The program is one of only three approved training programs in the Chicagoland area for the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT) certification as a Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT).
Under this agreement, graduates of MCC’s dialysis technologist training program may be eligible to complete clinical hours at Fresenius locations, a requirement for BONENT certification.
About Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care is the premier healthcare company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its industry-leading network of dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers, Fresenius Medical Care North America provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s largest fully integrated renal company, it offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and manufactures and distributes the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products and renal pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit the FMCNA website at https://fmcna.com.
About Midwestern Career College
Founded in 2004, Midwestern Career College provides premier career-focused education to empower students with academic training, technical expertise, and professional support to launch or advance their successful careers. MCC offers allied health programs in MRI technology, non-invasive cardiovascular technology, diagnostic medical sonography, dialysis technologist, medical assistant, surgical technology and neurodiagnostic technologist. The college’s English as a Second Language program boasts a growing international student population.