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Satellite Healthcare Partners With The National Kidney Foundation For The 21st Annual San Francisco Author's Luncheon

Leading Kidney Dialysis Services Provider Sponsors Premier Event, Featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 07, 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 sponsorship of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 21st Annual San Francisco Author's Luncheon.

The Authors Luncheon is San Francisco's premier literary event. Each year more than 1,200 people are captivated by the fascinating stories, wit and humor of nationally-known authors, while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Participants have the opportunity to meet each author personally during the book signing sessions preceding and following the luncheon. This year, Nancy Pelosi, The Speaker of the House of Representatives, will be on-site as a participating author.

“Satellite Healthcare is a strong supporter of the NKF,” said Kim Hernandez, Marketing Communications at Satellite Healthcare “The number of people affected with Chronic Kidney Disease is rising every year, and premier events like the San Francisco Author's Luncheon provides the opportunity to raise awareness of this silent killer. I'm personally very excited to attend and, given the quality of the authors that speak every year, I am looking forward to a tremendous turnout.”

Hosted by Honorary Chair, Ann Getty and Event Chair, Tyler Hofinga, and with KQED's Michael Krasny as Master of Ceremonies, this event features some of the most well-known and best-selling authors, including:

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters

Gail Collins
When Everything Changed

E.L. Doctorow
Homer and Langley

George Halvorson, CEO Kaiser
Health Care Will Not Reform Itself

Tracy Kidder
Strength In What Remains

Gary Pomerantz
The Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal hand, and a New American Age

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Duck! Rabbit! and The Beckoning of Lovely

The 21st Annual San Francisco Author's Luncheon is being held Saturday, October 17, 2009, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and the Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA. To purchase tickets or to find out about sponsorships for this prestigious event, please visit http://www.kidneynca.org.

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

Better care. Better life. Better choice.™

Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623

The nurses and technicians at Satellite Dialysis have become my extended family. I am always greeted with a smile and genuine concern for my needs.”
– Patient
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