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Satellite Dialysis Celebrates The Opening Of Its Newest Center in Tracy, CA

Leading Kidney Dialysis Services Provider Opens To Serve The Central Valley

TRACY, CA, November 12, 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 Dialysis center in Tracy, CA. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare’s rapidly expanding presence in the central valley, and will be equipped with 24 hemodialysis stations to serve those affected with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

“This new Area location will allow us to dramatically improve the quality of life for those in the Central Valley,” said Marc Branson, Executive Vice President of Dialysis Services for Satellite Healthcare. “Satellite Dialysis has provided clinical excellence and resources for the care of kidney disease patients for over 35 years, and with the opening of this new dialysis center, we can continue to assist those battling CKD.”

CKD affects one in nine Americans, totaling around 26 million adults, with over 90 percent unaware they have this silent killer. By continuing to open new centers and further community education, Satellite Dialysis expands on its commitment to develop and implement individualized care regimens for its patients.

Aibar Huatuco, M.D., President of Altamont Nephrology and physician with over three decades of experience serving the San Joaquin Valley, will lead the talented team at the new Satellite Dialysis center in Tracy. His team consists of nurses, hemodialysis technicians, nutritionists, and social workers, all of whom are eager to assist those with CKD.

“The new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to offer the finest level of care to our patients,” states Dr. Huatuco, “We have had the need within our community for the expansion of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease services for a long period of time. With our friends and partners at Satellite Dialysis, we have been able to meet this challenge, and are now able to deliver the best treatment to our patients for years to come.”

The new center is located as 2156 W. Grant Line Rd., Suite 150, Tracy, CA 95377. For more information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, please visit www.SatelliteHealth.com.

About Satellite Dialysis
Satellite Dialysis, an affiliate of dialysis industry leader Satellite Healthcare, is a not-for-profit community 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. To learn more about Satellite Dialysis, please visit www.satellitehealth.com/dialysis.

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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Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623

My Satellite social worker is an angel. I couldn’t do it without her. She was my therapist, my guru, my financial advisor, and event coordinator for my newfound dialysis family.”
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