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[June 25, 2014]

Lodi Memorial Hospital Teams Up with Satellite Healthcare to Provide Dialysis Care for People with Acute Kidney Injuries and Chronic Kidney Disease

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Satellite Healthcare, among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services, announced today it has begun providing Acute Kidney Care dialysis services to Lodi Memorial Hospital, effective June 1, 2014. This is an innovative program for the hospital, which is part of Lodi Health, a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. By teaming up with Satellite Healthcare, Lodi Memorial Hospital's patients requiring treatment for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) will benefit from Satellite's forty years of experience serving patients with kidney disease.

"As a leading-edge healthcare organization, Satellite Healthcare is committed to providing an environment for our patients to thrive in," said Alex Dellon, Director of Hospital Services at Satellite Healthcare. "As a result of this partnership, Lodi Memorial Hospital's patients wil receive quality care from an experienced, dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers."


Satellite's expert clinical team is empowered by state-of-the-art technology and proven effective management practices that deliver leading health outcomes for patients, such as reduced hospitalizations, a higher quality-of-life, and greater patient satisfaction.

"The ability to offer these services to our patients is tremendous for our hospital, Satellite and the patients we will now both care for," said Sarah Taylor, Lodi Memorial Hospital's Manager of ICU, PTU and dialysis. "Our patients now have the benefits of an acute-care facility, and Satellite Healthcare's experience and reputation offers both quality care and peace of mind."

About Satellite Healthcare:

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., is one of the nation's first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With 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 deeply entrenched commitment to philanthropy, from distributing millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney walks nationwide. Taken together, these activities enable the organization to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life.

About Lodi Memorial Hospital:

Lodi Memorial Hospital is part of Lodi Health, a private, not for profit health system founded in 1945. For 62 years the system's mission has been to provide quality medical care, via best practice medicine, sophisticated technology, education and support services.


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