Caring for North Bay Communities During Wildfires

Oct 12, 2017

A Message from Our President & CEO

This week, fatal wildfires scorching several North Bay counties have dealt a devastating blow to homes, businesses, and landmarks in the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Reports of damages continue to grow as fires still burn out of control. More than 17 separate fires, across 115,000 acres have forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate.

We know that some within the Satellite Healthcare family have lost their homes and others are significantly impacted by the fires. If you need assistance now or in the future, know that we are here for you.

Countless calls inquiring about the well-being of our North Bay colleagues and patients have come in from across the organization. Several employees have traveled to Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Windsor to support our centers, which were closed on Monday, October 9. With everyone pulling together, we were fully operational on Tuesday, October 10, treating patients that missed dialysis as well as those patients regularly scheduled to dialyze.

Please keep our colleagues, patients and their families in your thoughts and prayers. If you wish to help those in the North Bay, please direct donations to the American Red Cross, which helps distribute disaster relief aid. Select “Your Local Red Cross” from the pull-down menu to help those in the North Bay. In addition to online donations, you can also call 1-800 RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

We will keep you informed of any developments. Look for updates on Facebook and Twitter or call the Satellite Healthcare Patient Disaster Line at 1-800-367-8292.


Rick Barnett

President & CEO

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