Making life better for those living with kidney disease

better life for people on dialysis?

Purpose-centered patient care

People living with kidney disease want what we all want.

To enjoy life. Watch children and grandchildren grow. Give back to their community. Have hope for many more moments of joy.

We start by getting to know each patient as a person and understanding what’s most important to them. Then, we help individual patients understand their options so they can make decisions for improved health and wellbeing.

Life with chronic kidney disease isn’t always easy. At Satellite Healthcare, our patients have a trusted partner ready to help them live a better life.

Individualized, quality patient care offered with compassion

Everyone talks about quality. Our reputation as a quality leader is built on independent reporting on health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducts a careful review of dialysis centers and surveys patient opinions. Consistently, Satellite Healthcare teams come out on top for quality care and patient satisfaction.

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Higher patient satisfaction

84% of Satellite Healthcare centers were rated 4 or 5 out of 5 stars by patients, compared with the national average of 52%.

(Source: Centers for Medicare Services Patient Experience Survey released Fall 2020)

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Better patient care health outcomes

84% of Satellite Healthcare centers were rated 4 or 5 out of 5 stars by patients, compared with the national average of 52%.

(Source: Centers for Medicare Services Quality of Patient Care Star Rating released Fall 2020)


A strong and stable non-profit that puts people first

Satellite was founded as a non-profit organization by a pioneering nephrologist. For nearly 50 years, our physician-led organization has continued to offer people living with CKD expert treatment, compassionate support and empowering education that helps them live their best life possible.

History of Patient Care
Not-for-profit dialysis organization
Satellite supports NKF

Doing good for the CKD community

Satellite’s commitment to people living with kidney disease extends beyond the doors of our centers. Our teams donate money, time, and talent to help people living with kidney disease live the best, most joyful life possible.

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Active physician engagement for better patient care

Satellite is the right size for the individual voice of each physician to be heard. As a physician-led organization, nephrologists and other specialists are actively involved in every aspect of the organization, innovating ways to advance patient care.

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Advancing kidney care research to help all patients

Satellite is recognized nationally as a significant force in improving patient care standards and increasing each patient’s quality of life. Our research focuses on care delivery and process improvement that lead to findings that can rapidly be adopted and implemented across the CKD community.

empowering patient education

A better-informed patient lives a better life

The most important person on any care team is the patient. Treatment plans include individualized, continuing education, so people under our care have the information they need to live a longer and healthier life.

In the words of our patients

We get to laugh and we get to exercise at the same time and it’s a real fun experience. Sam
Dialysis has reversed the whole thing. Now I do 100 pushups in the morning and I do 100 pushups in the evening. I do 50 laps, and then I’ll go ride the bike. I’m not trying to impress you, I’m trying to express what dialysis can do. Ken
The Staff was completely wonderful…they continued to be friendly all the way through…we love Satellite…we love the people there. Dorothy (and Sister Lennie)
I wouldn’t have the confidence to do home hemo if it wasn’t for Satellite educating me on a constant basis. Robert
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Careers with a purpose

Caring for people with chronic kidney disease is our calling and our mission, our passion and our privilege. And whatever our professional role, each of us is here to make sure the quality of every patient’s life is the absolute best it can be.

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Helping physicians focus on what matters most

Easy-to-use technology tools. Expert patient education. Effective care coordination. As a nephrologist-led organization, we understand what you need to provide individualized care for the best patient outcomes possible.