Satellite Healthcare and UT Medical Group Announce Partnership to Serve the Memphis CKD Patient Community
Memphis, Tenn, June 5, 2012 — Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, announced today that it has joined with UT Medical Group, Inc. (UTMG) to provide patient-focused, personalized services at two dialysis centers in Memphis.
“We are delighted to bring our patient-centered approach and capabilities to the Memphis community. We look forward to a strong, enduring relationship with both UTMG’s physicians and the patients and staff at our new locations.”
Satellite, a not-for-profit community-based organization with over 50 centers in California, Texas, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey, has provided excellent patient care for nearly 40 years. UTMG, a not-for-profit, non-tax-supported group practice, is the private practice arm of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Satellite is focused on providing comprehensive, personalized care for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD),” said Mark Burke, President and CEO of Satellite Healthcare. “We are delighted to bring our patient-centered approach and capabilities to the Memphis community. We look forward to a strong, enduring relationship with both UTMG’s physicians and the patients and staff at our new locations.”
"UT Medical Group welcomes its partnership with Satellite Healthcare, an organization with an enviable emphasis on quality, continuity of care, academic support and community needs,” said J. Lacey Smith, M.D., CEO and Chief Medical Officer for UTMG. “Considering Tennessee's and the Mid-South's endemic problems with diabetes, vascular disease and renal failure, Satellite is a strong match for UTMG, the largest multi-specialty group in Memphis and the major practice arm of the University of Tennessee."
“This partnership will bring cutting edge, evidenced based approaches for treatment of the large number of patients with chronic kidney disease who live in the Memphis area,” said L. Darryl Quarles, M.D., Director, Division of Nephrology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Satellite shares our commitment to excellence and innovation in patient care and together we are committed to delivering the best care possible.”
The two Memphis dialysis centers, formerly operated by RAI Care Centers in partnership with UTMG, are located at 4185 Pace Road and 1333 Poplar Avenue.
About UT Medical Group
UT Medical Group is the private group practice affiliated with the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine faculty. A not-for-profit, non-tax-supported group practice, UTMG is dedicated to quality patient care, medical education, and medical research.
For more information, visit www.utmedicalgroup.com.
About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is one of the nation’s first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease therapy. Through its Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research divisions, Satellite Healthcare provides patients personal and compassionate care, empowering them with wellness education, treatment options and innovative medical expertise. Satellite’s comprehensive offering allows the company to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a Better life.
Building on its not-for-profit heritage, Satellite Healthcare invests in kidney disease research, both within the company and at major universities and medical centers in North America.
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