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Satellite Healthcare Researchers to Present at 29th Annual Dialysis Conference
Date:3/2/2009

Satellite's Leading Kidney Disease Researchers to Speak on Treatment Modalities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /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 that several of its internationally respected chief researchers will present at the 29th Annual Dialysis Conference in Houston, Texas March 8-10. In addition to the presentations, Satellite Dialysis and WellBound will be exhibitors in the Satellite Healthcare booth numbers 44 and 45 at the conference.

Satellite's presenters will make formal and oral presentations on a variety of subjects like patient survival rates, cardiovascular status and patient perspectives among Chronic Kidney Disease patients.

Satellite Healthcare speakers include:

  • John Moran, MB, BS, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Satellite Healthcare and WellBound. Dr. Moran is a kidney disease expert with more than 30 years of academic research and clinical trial experience. He will talk about the WellBound experience of patient survival on peritoneal dialysis and the penetration of PD in the country.
  • Brigitte Schiller, MD, Vice President for Scientific Affairs for Satellite Healthcare and Clinical Director for Satellite Laboratory Services. Dr. Schiller leads internal and contract research as well as providing clinical leadership for Satellite Laboratory Services. She will speak on monitoring cardiovascular status in patients of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
  • Sheila Doss, RN, CNN, Nursing Director of Research for Satellite Healthcare. Ms. Doss will make an oral presentation on patient perspective on frequent in-center dialysis.

"Satellite Healthcare's medical professionals are renowned as leaders in renal research," said Mark Burke, chief executive officer of Satellite Healthcare. "Our exceptionally qualified staff helps us deliver our promise of world-class healthcare to our patients. We are committed to raising the standards of chronic kidney disease care (CKD) and research."

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.(TM)

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.

WellBound has established thirteen "Centers of Excellence" and is actively engaged in expanding its network of self-care dialysis programs to deliver wellness education and the full spectrum of self-care dialysis options, including peritoneal dialysis and daily home hemodialysis. 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, an affiliate of dialysis industry leader Satellite Healthcare, is a non-profit organization with a legacy of more than 35 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.

The company currently operates 24 hemodialysis centers and is focused on continuing to grow its expanding network of programs. To learn more about Satellite Dialysis, please visit www.satellitehealth.com/dialysis.


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