Satellite Healthcare Opens Its First In-Center Dialysis Clinic in Illinois
Glenview, IL, February 4, 2013 — Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading not for profit providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of kidney research, is pleased to announce the opening of a Satellite Healthcare location in Glenview, IL.
The dialysis center will be Satellite Healthcare's first in-center clinic in Illinois, preceded by WellBound of Evanston, an industry leading home-dialysis center, which opened in 2007. Satellite Healthcare has more than 40 in-center locations and 18 home-dialysis centers nationwide, servicing more than 5,000 patients coast-to-coast.
“We're excited to open our first in-center facility for CKD patients in the Glenview community,” said Marc Branson, Satellite Healthcare's Executive Vice President of Dialysis Services. “Satellite is pleased to be able to expand and offer our distinct quality of services to meet the needs of patients and their families in and around the Glenview area.”
Approximately twenty million Americans have CKD, with an additional 20 million at increased risk. According to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 73 percent of patients they've screened in the last eight years for diabetes, obesity, high blood sugar, and other factors that lead to of kidney disease, have had abnormal results. African-Americans, Latinos, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and seniors are at an increased risk for the disease.
“This new location will expand Satellite Healthcare's presence in the Midwest, offering flexible, patient-centered care to more people in need,” said Dr. Stuart Sprague. “Satellite Dialysis gives patients a chance to be a part of innovative model of care, dedicated to their personal needs, well-being and improved outcome from their chronic kidney disease treatments.”
The new center is located at 2601 Compass Road, suite 145. For more information about the center or its services contact 847-832-0001. For information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, please visit http://www.satellitehealth.com.
About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare, Inc., founded in 1974, is one of the nation's first not for profit providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its expanded offerings 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.
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