|[March 10, 2014]
Santa Clara County Proclamation Marks 40th Anniversary of Satellite Healthcare
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Satellite Healthcare, Inc., among the nation's leading not-for-profit
providers of kidney dialysis and related services and a major sponsor of
kidney research, today announced the Santa Clara County Board of
Supervisors has issued a proclamation recognizing Satellite's 40
years of service to those with kidney disease.
The proclamation, put forth by District 4 Supervisor Ken Yeager and
resolved today in a regular meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of
Supervisors, comes in the midst of National Kidney Month and
anticipates World Kidney Day on March 13.
Satellite Healthcare was founded as a not-for-profit, community benefit
organization in San Jose in 1973, opening its doors to patients in 1974.
In 40 years the company has grown to more than 50 dialysis centers in
Northern California alone. In 2003 the company created Satellite
WellBound, the first healthcare services company to focus on
personalized self-car training for home dialysis patients as well as on
expert pre-dialysis patient wellness education. On Jan. 1, 2014
Satellite opened Satellite Health Plan, the first Medicare Advantage
plan available exclusively to Santa Clara County residents who have end
stage renal disease and are Medicare eligible.
Philanthropy is also an integral part of the Satellite culture. The
Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program, named for the founder of
Satellite Healthcare, is one of the nation's largest private endowments
for research into kidney disease and its treatment. In 2008, the company
funded The Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professorship in the
Department of Nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
"We will continue to elevate the standard of care in Chronic Kidney
Disease, and to be the preferred employer, provider and partner in this
community," said Mark Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Satellite Healthcare. "Many thanks to Supervisor Yeager and the entire
Board for recognizing our commitment."
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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