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NxStage Launches Nurse Hero Campaign to Recognize Home Hemodialysis Nurses
Date:8/25/2014

LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage® Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today launched the Nurse Hero Campaign a first-of-its-kind home hemodialysis nurse recognition that honors the dedication and compassion of the nephrology nursing community. Beginning today, patients, nephrologists and fellow nurses can nominate their "Nurse Hero," a home hemodialysis nurse who has exhibited exceptional devotion and passion to their dialysis patients' well-being and happiness. Nominations can be submitted online at www.Nxstage.com/hero to be featured for voting during Nephrology Nurses Week. The nurse with the most votes will be announced mid-October with a video on the NxStage website.

"I've been in the home program for 8 years and they have been my most gratifying years as a nurse," said Melanie Porter, RN, who has been a dialysis nurse for over 20 years. "Thanks to NxStage and the System One™, I feel patients' gratitude every day. This heartwarming and humbling campaign gives us, as home hemodialysis nurses, the rare opportunity to be recognized by the people we so deeply care about, as well as a chance to show people how passionate we are about making a difference in people's quality of life."

Patients, nurses, and physicians may nominate their "Nurse Heroes" by visiting www.Nxstage.com/hero between August 25 and September 8. Voting will occur from September 9 to September 19, and the winner will be announced on October 14. Nominations are open to all home hemodialysis nurses.

Following the training nurses provide on the System One, patients often report an increased sense of freedom and flexibility when they can perform the
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