Giving back to the CKD community

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Sharing time, talent, and money

Satellite’s commitment to patient care extends beyond the doors of our centers. In every corner of the organization, our employees support the CKD and greater community in hundreds of ways.

Our teams donate money, time, and talent to help those living with kidney disease live the best, most joyful life possible.

Partnership with other CKD non-profit groups

Each year, Satellite Healthcare employees raise and donate millions of dollars in support of organization that benefit those living with CKD, including National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and its regional chapter organizations.

Helping patients in need afford healthcare

More than $3 million each year is used to help low-income uninsured and under insured patients get services they need to live a better life.

Monitoring and advocating legislation that helps patients

Satellite actively monitors state and federal legislation that could impact our patients. In addition, we proactively educate and inform elected officials on issues that impact kidney health as well as the CKD community.

Funding research to advance patient care

Satellite Healthcare established and has grown a research endowment to dedicate millions of dollars each year to fund applied research.

Mentoring the next generation

Satellite supports the hands-on education of new generations of healthcare professionals with a number of paid internship and fellowship programs as well as an endowed chair at Stanford University School of Medicine.


A strong and stable non-profit that puts people first

Satellite was founded as a non-profit organization by a pioneering kidney doctor. 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.

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Advancing kidney care research to help today’s 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.

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Become a Volunteer

It’s easy to make an impact as a volunteer! Join us in making life better for those living with kidney disease.

Fueling innovation through kidney care research

Satellite’s research endowment improves the standard of care through applied pragmatic clinical research.

Partnering with Satellite Healthcare

Year after year, we receive top satisfaction scores from our physician partners. Learn more about…

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