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Satellite Healthcare is Participating in the "Freedom Tour" to Promote the Benefits of Home Hemo Dialysis

Aug 7, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA — Aug 7, 2015 — SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit provider of dialysis services, is participating in a week-long Santa Clara County (California) “Freedom Tour” beginning Monday, August 10, featuring a home hemo dialysis (HHD) patient to promote the benefits and increased quality of life for patients dependent on dialysis due to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

Hollister, Calif. resident Elias Arciniega, 39, who has been living with ESRD for nearly half of his life, is hitting the road in an RV to spread the word about the benefits of HHD – and he’s bringing his family along.

Satellite Healthcare/WellBound, which oversees Arciniega’s treatment, is supporting and participating in the Freedom Tour (times, dates and locations listed below). At each location Elias will undergo HHD in the RV while educating fellow patients (who require dialysis) and their families, as well as community members.

“Chronic kidney disease affects one in nine Americans, or 26 million people, yet only about 10 percent of U.S. patients in need of dialysis undergo home dialysis,” said Brigitte Schiller, MD, Satellite Healthcare Chief Medical Officer. “The many advantages of more frequent home HD is well published. We are thrilled that Elias and his family have agreed to share their home hemo dialysis experience with fellow patients and caretakers in our community by participating in the Freedom Tour.”

“While I initially opted to receive in-center treatment 2-3 hours a day, three days a week, doing so left me feeling exhausted and alienated,” said Arciniega. “Since beginning home hemo dialysis I feel more energized, have higher self-esteem, have gone off blood pressure medication, and am better able to provide for my family. I’m excited to participate in the Freedom Tour and show others with ESRD how manageable home hemo dialysis treatment can be.”

Tour Details:

Monday, AUGUST 10TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Satellite Healthcare Sunnyvale
155 North Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Tuesday, AUGUST 11TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Satellite Healthcare Cupertino
10596 North Tantau Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

Wednesday, AUGUST 12TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Satellite Healthcare San Jose
888 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Thursday, AUGUST 13TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Satellite Healthcare East San Jose
2121 Alexian Drive, Suite 118
San Jose, CA 95116

Friday, AUGUST 14TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Satellite Healthcare Gilroy
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite B
Gilroy, CA 95020

About Satellite Healthcare:

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., has been among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, Satellite Health Plan and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney walks nationwide. Satellite is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.

Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, Director of Marketing 650-404-3623

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