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Satellite Dialysis Opens New Center in Merced, CA

Leading Kidney Dialysis Services Provider Expands Its Central Valley Area Presence to Serve More Patients in Merced County

MERCED CA, March 4th, 2010 - 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 Merced, California. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare's significant and expanding dialysis services throughout California. The center is equipped with 25 dialysis stations and a Peritoneal Dialysis area. Peritoneal Dialysis therapy allows the patient to perform dialysis at home with the support of the Merced staff.

“As a medical provider and local Nephrologist in this community I am very excited in having Satellite Dialysis opening a new facility in Merced,” states Dr. Daniel Ikemiyashiro, physician partner for Satellite Dialysis of Merced, “it will give my patients more options to choose from and improve their quality of life, and having the experience with this company in other cities and in their process to come to Merced I am very confident that they will not be disappointed.”

The center is located at the intersection of N. Highway 39 (Snelling Highway) and Buena Vista at 3376 N. Highway 59, Suite I, Merced, CA 95348. The center is managed by professional nurses, dietitians, social workers and technicians that are trained for CKD patient care.

“Satellite Dialysis is an in-center dialysis program that is focused on quality outcomes and personalized care for those who have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD),” said Rosemary Fox, Vice President and COO of Dialysis Services for Satellite Healthcare.“Our continued growth in California adds to our expanding presence nationwide, and allows Satellite Dialysis to reach and assist more patients. We're very excited to be opening this new Central Valley center in Merced, CA.”

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 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

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Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623

I recall what a startling epiphany the concept of learning how to manage my own dialysis treatment was‚ and how it gave me back so much of the control over my life.”
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