Complex challenges as well as transformational ESRD care progress are best addressed through direct, physician to physician collaboration.
Physicians have a sincere and standing invitation to reach out to our Chief Medical Officer, who welcomes ideas, comments, and concerns at any time.
Physicians also lead our Medical Policy Committee, Corporate Policy Council and the planning for the annual Medical Director Meeting and are relied upon to help Satellite leaders better advocate for patients and practitioners.
Unlike for-profit dialysis providers, who are defined by size and often driven by financial objectives, Satellite prioritizes the needs of patients, physicians and staff above all else. These priorities are an important distinction in our defining mission and are the reason we call ourselves a CDO - a Caring Dialysis Organization.
How we work has always been equally important to the work that we do. Our core values are laser focused on 'mission' rather than 'bottom line'. Our mission – to make lives better for those living with kidney disease – drives our operations strategy. That mission puts patients first and dictates daily agenda setting throughout the entire organization, from the patient treatment area to the boardroom.
It is this alignment in purpose that creates a palpably different organization, reflected in our high-quality reputation and the compassionate environment of our centers and validated by our superior patient experience ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Our commitment to advance CKD/ESKD care is the reason we donate time and talent to develop resources for the nephrology community that promote kidney health, education and research. These resources include our monthly physician newsletter ‘Humanizing Dialysis’, monthly podcast ‘NephTalk', whitepapers and published peer-reviewed research studies.
With all the talk about treatment, we never lose sight that what it’s really about is helping people live a longer, healthier life that includes time to enjoy the moments of joy that make life worth living.
Satellite was founded as a not-for-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.Learn about our history
From pre-ESRD education to dialysis start, we’re ready to help you provide the best possible care for each patient.