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Satellite WellBound Center Opens In Frederick, MD

Leading Not-for-profit Kidney Dialysis Services Provider Opens its 17th Center With Focus On Pre-Dialysis Education And Home Dialysis Services

FREDERICK, MD, November 10, 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 the opening of a new Satellite WellBound center in Frederick, MD. The new center is a freestanding home dialysis service provider, and adds to Satellite Healthcare’s rapidly expanding presence nationwide. The WellBound of Frederick Center is managed by certified nephrology nurse Jun Frias, and is under the medical directorship of Dr. Branislov Romanic.

“We are excited to be opening our first Satellite WellBound center in Maryland,” said Ann Robar, Executive Clinical Director for Satellite WellBound. “WellBound is working to expand its successful home dialysis programs throughout the country, and we are thrilled to assist our physician partners in Frederick. Together, we will deliver self-care dialysis programs that allow patients with Chronic Kidney Disease to take control of their lives and their health.

Through its unique programs, Satellite WellBound delivers an innovative service offering that emphasizes patient wellness, health education and modality options. As part of its center of excellence model, the company provides comprehensive clinical support services beyond what is found in traditional dialysis centers. Support services at the Frederick, MD center will include:

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) wellness programs, including topics on controlling blood pressure, stress management, exercise, nutrition and diabetes care
Early kidney education classes addressing transplantation, dialysis therapy options, and vascular access planning
Individualized training programs for all forms of self-care dialysis

“The opening of this new center will provide CKD patients in Frederick, MD and the surrounding communities with access to a high-quality treatment program,” said Branislov Romanic, M.D., medical director of Satellite WellBound center in Frederick, MD. “CKD patients not yet requiring dialysis therapy will have access to specialized wellness education classes on topics including controlling blood pressure, stress management, exercise, nutrition, decreasing risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes care.”

The new center is located at 5 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 211, Frederick, Maryland 21702. For more information about Satellite WellBound and its mission to educate and empower kidney patients to lead a more independent and healthier life, please visit www.SatelliteHealth.com/wellbound.

About Satellite WellBound
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 facilitates a higher quality of life and improved clinical outcomes for CKD patients, while enabling physicians to offer a new, superior level of care.

Satellite WellBound has established fifteen “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, a division of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., please visit http://www.satellitehealth.com/wellbound or contact the company directly at 1.800.476.5450.

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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