Essential CKD/ESRD services. Emergency care. Effective care coordination. Satellite Healthcare has the expertise hospitals rely on in order to ensure that the highest quality of care and successful patient outcomes are possible.
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by a pioneering nephrologist, for nearly 50 years, our reputation for sustaining the best clinical outcomes in the industry has been validated and continues to be reinforced by the independent reporting of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Hemodialysis, Inpatient Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE), Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), Continues Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), and Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis (CVVHD) are specialty inpatient dialysis management services that Satellite provides in the hospital setting.
Your managed care population and ESRD patients are in capable and compassionate hands with Satellite Healthcare as your strategic partner. Our high performing team of kidney care experts has the experience and expertise necessary to help manage and operate your hospital’s outpatient dialysis center(s), your health care system and your patients.
Putting people before profits
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.
All 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.
With approximately 40% of patients learning they have End Stage Renal Disease upon presentation to Emergency Departments, an outpatient element that complements inpatient services can help with reduction in length of stay while providing the opportunity for patients to begin their treatments in a home setting - ultimately reducing hospitalizations and unnecessary readmissions.
Satellite Healthcare’s 46 years of consecutive growth means it can offer financially successful and stable partnership opportunities. An outpatient dialysis joint venture can help turn your renal program from a cost center to a profit center.
A better-informed patient lives a better life. The most important person on any care team is the patient. Our treatment plans include options education and individualized, continuing education, so people under our care have the information they need to live a longer and healthier life.