May 30, 2007

Satellite Dialysis Opens New Center in Stockton, California

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Dialysis, a leader in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and one of the nation's most experienced dialysis companies, today announced that it has opened a new hemodialysis center in Stockton, California. The new center will include 24 hemodialysis stations and will be equipped to treat 144 patients each week. The physicians and clinical teams at Satellite Dialysis of Stockton will combine start-of-the-art equipment with the most up-to-date clinical management practices to deliver superior clinical outcomes to patients.

"For over 30 years, Satellite has been meeting the needs of the ESRD population. Today, we are excited to bring our commitment to quality care, experience and resources to the kidney disease patients of Stockton," said Mark Burke, chief executive officer of Satellite Healthcare, parent company of Satellite Dialysis. "This is another important step for Satellite as we continue our expansion within and outside of California. We are proud to continue to attract high quality physician partners seeking to build long-term value by delivering superior clinical services."

Under the clinical direction of Jagjit Singh, M.D., the professional staff at Satellite Dialysis of Stockton center will deliver clinical care, support and hemodialysis services to patients.

"Given Satellite's strong industry reputation for quality and long-term view of the dialysis business, they were the clear choice as a dialysis partner," said Dr. Singh, medical director of Satellite Dialysis of Stockton. "The company continues to make important contributions to the ESRD community that directly benefit my patients."

Satellite Dialysis centers are staffed by expert nurses, nutritionists, social workers and patient care technicians. The centers are designed to offer patients a friendly and comfortable environment. Each center's collaborative team of dedicated and experienced professionals combines the most current scientific evidence and research with their practical experience in order to give patients compassionate, safe and personalized care. The benefits of this approach are supported by the consistently positive feedback provided by Satellite Dialysis patients.

"We believe our patients deserve the best care possible," stated Rosemary Fox, vice president of Satellite Dialysis. "Whether it is their superior clinical outcomes, compassionate and professional staff, or the warm, comfortable environment of our centers, we want our patients to feel that they are receiving the best care possible to cope with their illness."

About Satellite Dialysis

Satellite Dialysis, an affiliate of dialysis industry leader Satellite Healthcare, is a non-profit organization with a legacy of more than 30 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 first-rate 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

Contact: Rosemary Fox, Vice President of Satellite Dialysis, +1-650-404-3630; or Stephanie Diaz, +1-415-675-7400, or [email protected], or Tim Brons (media), +1-415-675-7402, or [email protected], both of Vida Communication.

Satellite Dialysis

CONTACT: Rosemary Fox, Vice President of Satellite Dialysis,+1-650-404-3630; or Stephanie Diaz, +1-415-675-7400, [email protected], or Tim Brons (media), +1-415-675-7402, [email protected], both of Vida Communication

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