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Since the day our foundation was established, we measured a long way and developed a lot in this 22 years. We reached all our targets goals that are written in the legal certification including "starting the kidney transplantation actually". We achieved the success line altogether. We are proud of this. When we first wrote down our goals to the legal certification, it seemed to be utopian but reaching our goals in 22 years relatively makes us really happy... But; even if we are at the highest level of health sector and also we win prizes, is this enough? The answer is definitely no! That's why, as the board of directors; after 22 years of our establishment we decided to re-define our mission and determine the 5 to 10 years of our vision in such an atmosphere where the world is globalizing, our country Türkiye is experiencing a change and the share is never enough. After a workshop, as the board of directors and high-level professional staff, we decided to diversify and expand our services. We need to work more and produce much more services to our people who need help, because the 7% of the budget share is separated for health and it is never enough at all. At these circumstances, we can not just sit and say that "what we did in the last 22 years is enough". That's why 4 years ago we signed a scientific collaboration contract with İstanbul University and we are practicing it successfully. More than 200 lecturer are supporting us and will keep on supporting. By this way quality of services will increase. In this frame, we'll lean on our country's health problems and supply more services extensively.

Another nice process is that we give services to more than 700 dialysis patient at 4 Dialysis Center (TBV Ahmet Ermiş Dialysis Center, TBV Hacı Hüseyin Terzi Dialysis Center, TBV Kadriye-Kenan Tunalı Dialysis Center and TBV Kapaklı-Çerkezköy Dialysis Center). AHMET ERMİŞ Dialysis Center, located in Merter/İstanbul is giving service to 400 patients and with its 85 dialysis machines continues to be world's second biggest center. Our services will extend to the top with the kidney transfers that has just started.

I would like to thank all the people who helped me to maintain this success line in the past 22 years and members of board of directors who worked or who are still working with me at various board of directors; high-level directors, all the donators from the youngest to the oldest, our media, our trustees, all local directors who supported us, high-level bureaucrats and civilian chiefs, political authority members. Also I wish that this support goes on with our further works.

President of Board of Trustees
and Board of Directors
January 2008



1983 : First step for establishing a 6-unit Hemodialysis Pavilion as Yeşilyurt Lions Club Association Artificial Kidney Unit is taken. After contacting Weinheim Lions Club, Timur Erk gets 5 donated machines wh,ch are used but revised. SSK imports these machines exempt of customs, and so the project comes true.
1984 : With the help of Yeşilyurt Sports Club, the capacity of SSK İstanbul Hospital which had Artificial Kidney Unit with 12 machines, is expanded, and Minister of Labour and Social Security Mustafa Kalemli participated in the opening ceremony.
30 May 1985 : Establishment of Turkish Kidney Foundation by founder president Timur Erk and mostly from Yeşilyurt Lions Club members.
1985 : First social event for association’s benefit. Campaign of Vecihi İbak which is called “Light A Match” at Hilton. With the support of Naci Ekşi, Mayor of Bakırköy, the council decided to rent a 2050 m2 plot of land for 49 years at a symbolical price, where Ahmet Ermiş Hospital stands at the moment.
17 January 1989 : Turkish Kidney Foundation Ahmet Ermiş Dialysis Center, the institution which was built and named after Ahmet Ermiş, has been opened by the prime minister of the time Turgut Özal. First Consultant was Nefrolog Dr.Abdullah Özgözükara.
1993 : With the request of Ülkü Eşkinat, who is the president of Tekirdağ Marmara Lions Club, branch for Tekirdağ Foundation has been opened. Tekirdağ Governor Şenol Engin promised to assign a building land. After that, 9 acres of a building land was assigned.
1993 : The capacity of 70 machines and hemodialysis performance for 200 patients a day has been reached.
20 February 1997 : Tekirdağ Hacı Hüseyin Terzi Dialysis Center has started giving services with the support of Raif Terzi, who is a businessman from Tekirdağ, and his brothers.
7 January 1998 : Avcılar Dialysis Center has been opened due to the partnership with the firm Fresenius. Turkey’s president of the time Süleyman Demirel has opened the facility. Kidney Foundation Fresenius Health and Medical Services Ltd. Co. was established.
1999 : Dialysis centers in Antalya, Ankara and Adana was bought in the name of this partner firm.
30 October 2000 : Hizmet Hospital containing 100 beds started giving services. Due to the academic cooperation agreement made with İstanbul University Rectorship, about 30 doctors from İstanbul and Cerrahpaşa Medicine Faculty has started to give services, in addition to the hospital’s staff. After a year of work; ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management Certificate was taken for Hizmet Hospital, Ahmet Ermiş and Tekirdağ Hacı Hüseyin Terzi Dialysis Centers.
2001-2002 : Fresenius partnership ended at its 4th year due to the economical crisis and SSK’s works about reducing the profit margin.
27 September 2004 : With the support of Kenan Tunalı, Malkara Kenan-Kadriye Tunalı Dialysis Center has started giving services with 10 units.
2005 : Angioplasti Machine, which was need for kidney transplantation, has been bought. Heart Surgery and Angioplasti Laboratory was established. İstanbul Special Hizmet Hospital has become a full-organized hospital after KVC; KVC Intansive Care, Coronary Intansive Care, Internal Diseases Intansive Care and New born Intansive Care services were added.
2006 : Service network has been expanded for the new established units, after completing agreements with Government Social Security Institutions.
06 June 2006 : A present building has been bought to establish a Medical Center in Ataköy.
 2006 : Çerkezköy Kapaklı Dialysis Center has been opened.
February 2008 : The first kidney transplantation has been done