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2010-03-09 12:52:00

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...

2010-03-04 16:09:00

MERCED, Calif., March 4 /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 the opening of a new Satellite Dialysis center in Merced, California. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare's significant and expanding dialysis services throughout California. The center is equipped with 25 dialysis stations and a Peritoneal Dialysis area. Peritoneal Dialysis therapy...

2010-03-03 09:29:00

March Is National Kidney Month; National Kidney Foundation and Dialysis Patient Citizens Sponsor 'Kidney Day at the State House' to Raise Awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease and the Importance of Patient Access to Quality Kidney Care COLUMBIA, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50 dialysis patients, family members and kidney care advocates from across South Carolina gathered at the state Capitol today with the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South...

2009-12-04 14:21:23

Tool could identify patients eligible for hospice A new model can help physicians determine if a kidney disease patient on dialysis is likely to die within the next few months, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). This clinical tool could help medical professionals initiate discussions with patients and their families about end-of-life care such as hospice. Some kidney disease patients on dialysis are very ill...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Nov. 17 /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 the opening of a new Satellite Dialysis center in San Leandro, California. The new center adds to Satellite Healthcare's significant and expanding dialysis services throughout California. The center is equipped with 24 dialysis stations to assist patients with their long-term clinical...

2009-11-10 16:23:00

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 10 /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 the opening of a new Satellite WellBound center in Frederick, MD. The new center is a freestanding home dialysis service provider, and adds to Satellite Healthcare's rapidly expanding presence nationwide. The WellBound of Frederick Center is managed by certified nephrology nurse Jun Frias, and...

2009-10-12 13:56:00

Mourning Builds on Recent Florida Legislative Victory for Kidney Patients, Promotes National Policies to Build on Quality Improvements, Enhance Patients' Access to Care MIAMI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star and kidney transplant recipient Alonzo Mourning visited Washington, D.C. this week to meet with federal lawmakers - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other House and Senate leaders - to educate them...

2009-10-08 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congress wraps up work on health care reform, members of the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Public Policy Committee arrived on Capitol Hill today to discuss the importance of supporting a health care provision that would ensure kidney transplant recipients continue to receive Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2009, in the health care reform...

2009-09-08 09:48:00

Texas Kidney Care Coalition: Additional Opening of 38 New Facilities Will Boost Local Jobs, Improve Patient Access to Care AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress reconvenes following an August recess period filled with wide-ranging local discussion of health care reform, the Texas kidney community expressed hope that the momentum and public desire for health care reform in Washington can help drive momentum and discussion in Texas about the vital need to open 38 end...

2009-07-27 11:05:00

Federal, State Health Officials Praised for Expediting Necessary Facility Certification Process; Cornyn, Hutchison, 27 House Members Thanked for CMS Letter Effort Outlining Problem AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commending officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for initiating the critical certification process necessary to open 22 new dialysis centers across the state, the Texas...


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