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Satellite Healthcare Purchases Majority Ownership of Tri-County Vascular Care to Improve Vascular Care for Dialysis Patients

Feb 26, 2019

San Jose, Calif. (February 26, 2019) – Satellite Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit dialysis provider, today announced it has purchased a majority ownership of Tri-County Vascular Care, a freestanding vascular access surgery center located in South San Jose to provide South Bay dialysis patients with timely, high quality vascular access surgical services. Satellite Healthcare will assume leadership of Tri-County Vascular Care, in partnership with many other area physicians.

Vascular access is imperative for dialysis patients because it makes lifesaving treatments possible. The combined expertise of Satellite Healthcare and Tri-County Vascular Care takes into consideration the individual patient’s needs for optimal dialysis access, including fistulas, grafts and peritoneal dialysis catheters. These access options support patients who receive care in dialysis centers or perform dialysis at home. In purchasing majority ownership, Satellite Healthcare can now collaborate closely with a highly skilled team of professionals focused exclusively on the vascular needs of dialysis patients for better clinical outcomes and patient experience.

“Purchasing Tri-County Vascular Care offers access to a consistent team of medical professionals in a comfortable and friendly environment where the care of dialysis patients is a top priority,” said Rick Barnett, President & CEO, Satellite Healthcare. “Vascular access staff are highly trained and can offer expedient service and focused attention.”

Satellite Healthcare is an integral part of the kidney community and this year celebrates 45 years of serving kidney patients. The purchase of Tri-County Vascular Care is a milestone that allows Satellite Healthcare to provide an expanded service offering in San Jose and surrounding areas.

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.

About Tri-County Vascular Care

Tri-County Vascular Care is committed to delivering quality vascular care to the chronic kidney disease community to better meet the vascular needs of the kidney patient. Tri-County Vascular Care is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high healthcare performance standards.

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