Satellite Healthcare, Inc., among the nation's leading not-for-profit
providers of kidney dialysis and related services and a major sponsor of
kidney research, today announced the City of San Jose has commended
Satellite for 40 years of service to those with kidney disease.
San Jose's commendation applauded Satellite for continuing its mission
of "researching and treating Chronic Kidney Disease." The commendation
anticipates National Kidney Month, celebrated annually in March, and
World Kidney Day on March 13.
Satellite Healthcare was founded as a not-for-profit, community benefit
organization in San Jose in 1973, opening its doors to patients in 1974.
In 40 years the company has grown to more than 50 dialysis centers in
Northern California alone. In 2003 the company created Satellite
WellBound, the first healthcare services company to focus on
personalized self-care training for home dialyss patients as well as on
expert pre-dialysis patient wellness education. On Jan. 1, 2014
Satellite opened Satellite Health Plan, the first Medicare Advantage
plan available exclusively to Santa Clara County residents who have end
stage renal disease and are Medicare eligible.
Philanthropy is also an integral part of the Satellite culture. The
Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program, named for the founder of
Satellite Healthcare, is one of the nation's largest private endowments
for research into kidney disease and its treatment. In 2008, the company
funded The Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professorship in the
Department of Nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
"Community service is core to our mission of making life better for
those living with kidney disease," said Mark Burke, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Satellite Healthcare. "It's an honor to be
recognized by Mayor Reed and the City of San Jose for our ongoing
About Satellite Healthcare:
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation's leading
not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since
1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite
Dialysis, Satellite Health Plan and Satellite Research, Satellite
Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education,
personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy
choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized,
enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding
millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney walks
nationwide. Satellite is committed to advancing the standard of Chronic
Kidney Disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.
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