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Satellite Healthcare Celebrates World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month
Date:3/9/2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, Inc., one of the nation's first and largest providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced it will do its part to help educate the way the world views Kidney Disease, with the launch of its new Facebook.com fan page.

Satellite Healthcare encourages everyone to make World Kidney Day, March 11th, the day they focus on their kidney health and invites them to learn more about the importance of their kidneys by visiting www.facebook.com/satellitehealthcare.  This new Satellite Healthcare Facebook.com link is focused on providing the public with important educational facts about their kidneys. The site was created as part of an ongoing effort to educate the community about Kidney disease and the therapy options available to patients affected with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Fans of the site will also have the ability to view some fun short videos about the roles kidneys play in overall health, as well as information about FREE Better LIFE ™ Wellness classes offered at Satellite Healthcare's WellBound centers. The FREE classes cover a variety of health information from nutritional education, exercise, healthy heart, diabetic foot checks and more.  Additionally on the site, there is an event section that will be updated regularly with activities happening in the areas where Satellite Healthcare has its centers.  

"Community outreach and education about health options has played a vital part in developing Satellite Healthcare's ongoing commitment to supporting the fight against Kidney disease," said Kim Hernandez, Marketing Communications for Satellite Healthcare. "By launching this new kidney education link through the Facebook.com web portal, we are now able to reach and educate a larger demographic population on the importance of their kidneys."

For those interested in learning more about what their kidneys can do they can go to www.facebook.com/satellitehealthcare and become a fan.

About Satellite Healthcare

Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is one of the nation's first and largest providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services – Satellite Research, Satellite Dialysis and Satellite WellBound – 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, www.satellitehealth.com

Better care. Better life. Better choice.™

About Satellite WellBound

Satellite WellBound, a division of Satellite Healthcare, Inc., is an innovative leader in the dialysis community.  As the first company focused exclusively on the full continuum of self-care dialysis options, WellBound frees chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from in-center dialysis treatment regimens by offering multiple "self-care" treatment options. The company's unique expertise in personalized self-care training and patient wellness instruction facilitates a higher quality of life and improved clinical outcomes for CKD patients, while enabling physicians to offer a new, superior level of care.

To learn more about WellBound please visit www.satellitehealth.com/wellbound or contact the company directly at 1.800.476.5450.

About Satellite Dialysis

Satellite Dialysis, a division of dialysis industry leader Satellite Healthcare is a not-for-profit organization with a legacy of more than 36 years focused on stability and meeting the long-term clinical needs of patients and physicians in the field of Chronic Kidney Disease.  At its centers, Satellite Dialysis provides dedicated clinical care to patients requiring comprehensive clinical support during dialysis treatments.

To learn more about Satellite Dialysis, please visit www.satellitehealth.com/dialysis.

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