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Satellite Healthcare Celebrates World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month

Satellite WellBound to Provide Free Better LIFE Wellness Classes to Help Raise Kidney Health Awareness

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 12, 2009 – Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation’s first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced it will do its part to help change the way the world views Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), by offering free Better LIFE wellness classes at its WellBound centers nationwide.

The public is encouraged to make World Kidney Day, March 12th, the day they focus on their kidney health and are invited to contact a WellBound center near them to sign up for one of six free Better LIFE Wellness classes. These classes provide patients with important education facts needed to help prolong the life of their kidneys. The Better LIFE classes range from nutritional education, to exercise, to healthy hearts, to the advantages and disadvantages of specific options treatments, resulting in patients having a more informed therapy choice.

WellBound has established a growing network to deliver wellness education and the full spectrum of self-care dialysis options, including daily home hemodialysis. The company’s unique expertise in pre-dialysis patient Better LIFE wellness education and personalized self-care training facilitates a higher quality of life and improved clinical outcomes for CKD patients.

Outreach, education and a call to service have played vital parts in developing an unprecedented partnership between Satellite Healthcare and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). And Satellite Healthcare continues its phenomenal track record of support to the NKF in gearing up for Kidney Walks within the next few months. These walks are fun, inspiring, community fundraisers that call attention to the prevention of CKD and the need for organ donation. They are also an opportunity for patients, family, friends, and businesses to come together to support the 26 million Americans with CKD.

With headquarters in Silicon Valley, the global capital of technology and innovation, it’s fitting that Satellite Healthcare will also use video and the internet to educate the public about the importance and functions of the kidneys. A series of short, fun videos has been created to help the public realize the important roles kidneys play in overall health. Those interested can also learn more by downloading the “Better LIFE” free wellness classes brochure, offered at www.satellitehealth.com/kidneys.

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About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is one of the nation’s first and largest providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services – Satellite Research, Satellite Dialysis and Satellite WellBound – Satellite Healthcare provides early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. This comprehensive offering allows Satellite Healthcare to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life. For more information, www.satellitehealth.com

Better care. Better life. Better choice.™

About Satellite WellBound
Satellite WellBound, a division of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., is an innovative leader in the dialysis community.  As the first company focused exclusively on the full continuum of self-care dialysis options, WellBound frees chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from in-center dialysis treatment regimens by offering multiple "self-care" treatment options. The company's unique expertise in personalized self-care training and patient wellness instruction facilitates a higher quality of life and improved clinical outcomes for CKD patients, while enabling physicians to offer a new, superior level of care.

WellBound has established thirteen “Centers of Excellence” and is actively engaged in expanding its network of self-care dialysis programs to deliver wellness education and the full spectrum of self-care dialysis options, including peritoneal dialysis and daily home hemodialysis. To learn more about WellBound please visit www.satellitehealth.com/wellbound or contact the company directly at 1.800.476.5450.

About Satellite Dialysis
Satellite Dialysis, an affiliate of dialysis industry leader Satellite Healthcare, is a non-profit organization with a legacy of more than 35 years focused on stability and meeting the long-term clinical needs of patients and physicians in the field of Chronic Kidney Disease.  At its centers, Satellite Dialysis provides dedicated clinical care to patients requiring comprehensive clinical support during dialysis treatments.

The company currently operates 24 hemodialysis centers and is focused on continuing to grow its expanding network of programs. To learn more about Satellite Dialysis, please visit www.satellitehealth.com/dialysis.

Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623

The technicians at Satellite Dialysis are great. They are always explaining, step by step, each procedure professionally and clearly, but somehow always managing to console me or make me laugh.”
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