Essential CKD/ESKD services. Emergency care. Effective care coordination. Expert patient education. Satellite Healthcare delivers outstanding clinical outcomes by engaging patients, families, and professionals in innovative, compassionate and successful kidney care.
Our Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and Home Hemodialysis (HHD) patients consistently surpass industry standards for clinical outcomes which results in a better quality of life for patients and helps mitigate hospitalizations, medical complications and their associated costs.
Satellite Healthcare’s unparalleled commitment to home therapies is responsible for our nearly 2x the national average of patients (utilizing) home (PD/HHD) therapies.
Everyone talks about quality. Our reputation as a quality leader is validated by the independent, annual reporting of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on health outcomes and patient satisfaction for dialysis centers across the United States.
Every year since the CMS Dialysis Facility Compare program has been in place, Satellite Healthcare has come out on top in both quality care and patient satisfaction.
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)
Better patient care health outcomes
62% of Satellite Healthcare centers were rated 4 or 5 out of 5 stars by CMS, compared with the national average of 57%.
(Source: Centers for Medicare Services Quality of Patient Care Star Rating released Fall 2020)
As the first dialysis organization in the United States to introduce free-standing centers dedicated to home dialysis, Satellite Healthcare WellBound centers were created to provide comprehensive, ongoing support to address the needs of patients who adopt a home dialysis modality as their preferred kidney replacement therapy.
All patients and their families coming to WellBound benefit from a robust program of kidney wellness education classes that include Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) management, treatment options education, nutrition, exercise and stress management, cardiovascular and blood pressure health, diabetes as well as in-depth information regarding transplantation.
Satellite Healthcare Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and Home Hemodialysis (HHD) patients consistently surpass industry standards for clinical outcomes, resulting not only in a better quality of life for patients, but a mitigation of hospitalizations, medical complications and their associated costs.
Our unparalleled commitment to home therapies is responsible for our achieving nearly 2x the national average of patients choosing home (PD/HHD) as their primary therapy. This in turn contributes to our low standardized hospitalization rate (SHR) admits, more patients reaching recommended hemoglobin levels, more Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) patients achieving target levels of dialysis treatment and PD patients achieving a low peritonitis rate.
WellBound centers are staffed with compassionate and dedicated kidney health experts. Many of our dialysis nurses are certified in nephrology (CNN/CDN), our social workers hold advanced degrees and our dietitians are specially trained in renal nutrition.
Our 24/7 urgent care telephone support line provides invaluable peace of mind for patients and our coordinated care model supports a range of lifestyle needs for home dialysis patients.
For nearly 50 years, Satellite Healthcare – a non-profit, physician-led CDO (Caring Dialysis Organization) – has continually offered people living with CKD and ESKD expert treatment, compassionate support and empowering education that helps them live their best life possible.
As a result of sustaining clinical outcomes that are unsurpassed in the industry, Satellite Healthcare experiences low standardized hospitalization rate (SHR) admits and our Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) and Hemodialysis (HD) patients consistently outperform industry standards, with more Satellite patients reaching recommended hemoglobin levels, more HD/PD patients achieving target levels of dialysis treatment and more HD patients dialyzing with a vascular access.
Not only does all of this result in a better quality of life for patients, our consistently excellent clinical outcomes also mitigate hospitalizations, medical complications and their associated costs.
All patients and their families that come to Satellite for in-center dialysis care benefit from a robust program of kidney wellness education classes that include Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) management, treatment options education, nutrition, exercise and stress management, cardiovascular and blood pressure health, diabetes as well as in-depth information regarding transplantation.
Our in-center dialysis services are provided in comfortable and state-of-the art facilities by compassionate and highly trained ESKD professionals committed to humanize dialysis by ensuring individualized care for every patient, every treatment, every time.
Nighttime (Nocturnal) Dialysis: Nocturnal dialysis is a relatively new option for people with end stage kidney disease and is showing very promising outcomes. Multiple studies indicate that nocturnal dialysis improves quality of life and overall health as measured by quality outcomes.
Satellite leads the country in number of patients choosing nocturnal dialysis as their dialysis option with ~2% of our patients choosing this treatment option as compared to the US rate of 1% of patients who choose nocturnal.
More Frequent Dialysis: The major cause of death in dialysis patients is cardiovascular disease. Satellite’s quality initiatives have therefore focused on improving achievement of dry weight by administering more frequent HD therapy for patients at risk for fluid overload.
Satellite’s intense focus on the individualized needs of our patients has resulted in us offering more treatment options, such more frequent dialysis to our patients, helping them lead healthier and better lives.
As the national leader in home dialysis and quality outcomes, Satellite is well positioned to enter into risk sharing arrangements with health plans to align incentives around reduction in blood stream infections, peritonitis and other access related infections. These efforts result in few hospitalizations, medical complications and overall costs to health plans.
Satellite Healthcare’s 48 years of consecutive growth means it can offer financially successful and stable partnership opportunities. Approximately 40% of patients learn they have End Stage Kidney Disease upon presenting to Emergency Departments. Incorporating an outpatient element to complement inpatient services can not only help reduce the length of stay, but also provides an opportunity to help patients begin their treatment in a home setting – which ultimately reduces hospitalizations and unnecessary readmissions. Joint venturing on outpatient dialysis will also help turn your renal program from a cost center to a profit center.