Satellite Healthcare Appoints Dr. Leslie Wong Vice President of Clinical Affairs
San Jose, CA, January 13, 2011 — Satellite Healthcare, one of the country’s first and leading not-for-profit providers of full-spectrum treatment for chronic kidney disease, is pleased to announce that Dr. Leslie Wong will assume the role of Vice President of Clinical Affairs in mid-January 2011.
In his new position, Dr. Wong will be responsible for advancing the organization’s patient-centered delivery of care for end-stage renal disease. Working closely with Satellite Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brigitte Schiller, Dr. Wong will coordinate quality improvements among all clinical and corporate stakeholders. He will also oversee enhancements of the company’s medical and clinical leadership by developing, implementing and monitoring clinical practices, therapies and services.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Leslie Wong join Satellite Healthcare,” said Dr. Schiller. “His track record in home dialysis in his prior position at Northwest Kidney Center and his focus on patient care make him a perfect fit for our organization. As we work towards a more comprehensive dialysis care model, Leslie’s expertise will help advance further our common goal to deliver individualized care to our patients.”
“I am excited to join the team at Satellite and become part of an organization recognized as a leader in dialysis care,” remarked Dr. Wong. “Satellite’s dedication to improving patient education and outcomes as well as its commitment to quality in dialysis care provide a great opportunity, as the nephrology world incorporates new legislation and evolving scientific evidence in dialysis patient care.”
Dr. Wong brings a strong track record of successful and innovative leadership to Satellite Healthcare. Following a residency and fellowship at the University of North Carolina, he became a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington, and then a Department Chair at Minor and James Medical. Most recently, Dr. Wong served as Medical Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Program at Northwest Kidney Centers, where he improved services throughout the Northwest region and developed a strategy to better meet the clinical needs of patients as well as the professional needs of the staff.
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.
Better care. Better life. Better choice.™
For more information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, please visit www.SatelliteHealth.com.
Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623