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Renal Dietitian, Linda McCann, Receives 2009 Champion of Hope Award

Satellite Healthcare Senior Director of Quality Honored By National Kidney Foundation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced its Senior Director of Quality will be honored by the National Kidney Foundation at their Champions of Hope Awards dinner on Thursday, April 23 at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco.

Linda McCann, R.D., C.S.R., L.D. has been a renal dietitian for more than 36 years (26 with Satellite Healthcare) and is one of the most respected renal dietitians in the nation. Ms. McCann is responsible for all nutrition services for all divisions of Satellite Healthcare. She also serves as the clinical liaison to the Information Systems and Technology department and oversees the SPIN and SPIN-MD programs. Ms. McCann has published over 20 articles in a variety of professional journals and has written several book chapters on renal nutrition. She has spoken to and trained many professionals, patients, and others around the world on various topics related to renal nutrition. Ms. McCann has been a volunteer of the NKF since 1981.

"Satellite Healthcare's medical professionals are renowned as leaders in renal research," said Mark Burke, chief executive officer of Satellite Healthcare. "By partnering with organizations like the NKF we continue to deliver on our promise of excellent healthcare services for our patients. We are proud the NKF has recognized Linda McCann as a kidney champion committed to raising the standards for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients and renal research."

"Our mission at Satellite Healthcare is to make life better for those living with CKD and it shows in our patient outcomes. In general, our patients live longer and have fewer hospital days compared to national benchmarks. Nutrition care is a critical part of those good outcomes. Satellite dietitians deliver a high level nutrition care that is tailored to individual patient needs, helping to minimize the negative effects of CKD and allowing patients to live a better life," said Linda McCann, Senior Director of Quality for Satellite Healthcare.

The National Kidney Foundation is built upon a message of hope championed by the individuals and institutions dedicated to saving and improving the lives of patients with kidney disease. NKF established the annual Champions of Hope Awards to recognize the champions who have made extraordinary contributions in the areas of patient advocacy, health care, philanthropy, and research relating to kidney disease and organ transplantation.

For more information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with CKD, visit

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 and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. This comprehensive offering allows Satellite Healthcare to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life. For more information, visit

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