Satellite Healthcare Leads Dialysis Providers in CMS Ratings for Quality Patient Care

May 22, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 22, 2018) -- Satellite Healthcare, a leading provider of dialysis services, boosted its already high percentage of 4 and 5-star dialysis centers, as reported recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.

The most recent results released by CMS show that:

  • 70% of Satellite Healthcare centers included in the program received a rating by CMS of 4 and 5 stars.
  • 30% of centers increased their star ratings from last year.
  • 42% of Satellite Healthcare centers earned 4 stars beating the national average of 27%.
  • 90% of Satellite Healthcare centers have 3, 4 and 5 stars.
  • For the third consecutive year, there are no 1-star Satellite Healthcare centers.


“By providing a caring and compassionate patient experience and contributing to ongoing kidney research, we strive to make life better for those living with chronic kidney disease,” said Rick Barnett, President & CEO, Satellite Healthcare. “Our CMS star ratings reinforce our more than 40-year commitment to our patients and the dialysis industry.”


The latest CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings reflect how well a dialysis center delivers on clinical performance and patient outcomes. The ratings take into account nine individual quality measures to give patients and their families a better picture of how the center will improve quality of life and provide quality care.

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 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 programs nationwide. Satellite Healthcare is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients enjoy a better life.

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