Satellite Healthcare Raises Kidney Awareness in Sacramento
Kidney Health Education in the Golden State 's Capital
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 9, 2009 – Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation’s first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their participation at the Sacramento National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk. The community event will be held Saturday, June 13 at Serrano Village Green in El Dorado Hills. Satellite Healthcare’s commitment to kidney health will be represented by several staff assisting with health screenings and staff and family participating in the walk. Satellite Healthcare supports the importance of the NKF’s education and awareness building to the public about kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 26 million Americans, with another 20 million having risk factors such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension for developing the disease. Satellite Healthcare is an innovative organization that puts patient wellness and kidney education at the heart of treating CKD, presenting patients with overall available prevention and treatment options to them. "We are committed to helping people recognize this life-threatening condition so they can receive appropriate and timely intervention,” says Dr. John Moran, senior vice president of clinical affairs for Satellite Healthcare and Satellite WellBound.
The Sacramento walk includes a wellness fair, free health screenings, refreshments and live entertainment. This year’s master of ceremonies for the program is Chris Riva of KCRA 3 who will welcome walkers and thank supporters, including Satellite Healthcare. Upcoming NKF walks, Satellite Healthcare “Wellness” sponsored areas include Indianapolis, Princeton and Chicago. For more information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with CKD, visit www.SatelliteHealth.com.
About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is one of the nation’s first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services – Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis and Satellite Research, 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, visit www.satellitehealth.com
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