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Sheila McQuitty Named President of Nephrology Nurses' Association

Jan 14, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA – January 14, 2015 – — Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit provider of dialysis services, is pleased to announce that Sheila Doss-McQuitty, Director of Clinical Programs and Research, has been elected President-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) for the 2015-2016 term and will then serve as President for the 2016-2017 term. Doss-McQuitty will assume her position in April at ANNA’s National Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

During her tenure leading one of the largest nursing associations in the United States, Doss-McQuitty will be charged with overseeing the implementation of ANNA’s strategic plan to promote excellence in nephrology while providing a full spectrum of services to the organization’s 10,000 members. Doss-McQuitty brings a wealth of leadership experience within ANNA to her new role, having served in a dozen national positions over the last fifteen years including, most recently, Liaison to Specialty Practice Networks, Director, and Western Region Vice-President; as well as numerous positions in the Association’s Northern California Chapter.

Doss-McQuitty, whose nursing career spans more than 35 years, has specialized in nephrology since joining Satellite Healthcare in 1990. In 2002 she was named Nursing Director of Research, and stepped into the role of Director of Clinical Programs and Research in 2013.

“We’re delighted and proud to see Sheila taking the helm at an organization to which, like Satellite, she has been so dedicated throughout her career,” said Rick Barnett, CEO of Satellite Healthcare. “The extraordinary leadership skills and remarkable depth of experience and knowledge Sheila brings to her work have contributed significantly to Satellite’s success, and we have no doubt she will have the same positive impact as she leads ANNA for the next two years.”

Doss-McQuitty has published extensively in a wide variety of journals such as the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Nephrology Nursing Journal, Hemodialysis International, Nephrology News and Issues, and Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. She has delivered more than 35 presentations to a diverse array of audiences ranging from attendees at ANNA National Symposiums to nephrology professionals in Beijing as part of the People to People Nephrology Nursing Delegation to China in 2009. Doss-McQuitty has also been widely recognized for her contributions to the field of nephrology nursing and research, including numerous research awards and a Nurse of the Year award from ANNA, and the Best Hemodialysis Nursing Abstract Award at the 29th Annual Dialysis Conference in 2009.

In addition to ANNA, she is also actively involved in the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Nephrology Nursing Journal.

Doss-McQuitty holds an MBA with a Healthcare Focus as well as a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas; and a Diploma in Nursing from Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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.

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