Satellite Healthcare Strives to Make Life Better for Local Communities This Holiday Season

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Satellite
Healthcare
, a leading national not-for-profit and the 6th
largest provider of patient-centered dialysis and kidney disease
services, is giving back to the many communities it serves this holiday
season. Employees at the organization’s corporate headquarters in
Silicon Valley and its centers across the nation have embarked on a
series of charitable initiatives to donate money, gifts and food to
not-for-profit community organizations doing remarkable work across the
country.

More than 26 million Americans, or one in 10, suffer from Chronic Kidney
Disease (CKD), and nearly half a million undergo regular dialysis
treatment for kidney failure. Satellite Healthcare’s team members work
year-round to improve the quality of life for patients at more than 75
Satellite Healthcare In-center dialysis and Satellite WellBound home
dialysis centers and to raise awareness of CKD. Its charitable giving
over the holidays is a natural extension of these efforts, and an
important component of the organization’s broader commitment
to philanthropy
.

“As a mission-driven healthcare provider, we are always looking for ways
to meet the needs of people in the communities we serve,” said Satellite
Healthcare President and CEO Rick Barnett. “We strive to live out the
spirit of giving all year long.”

Employees at Satellite Healthcare’s corporate headquarters took part in
a “Twelve Days of Giving” campaign inspired by the “Twelve Days of
Christmas.” Members of the each department worked together to raise
thousands of dollars in monetary and other donations for Sacred Heart
Community Service and Cityteam, two San Jose charities that provide
food, clothing and shelter to low-income and homeless families.

Satellite Healthcare’s charitable giving projects across the country
include:

  • Satellite WellBound in Mercer, New Jersey. purchased and wrapped gifts
    for children through RISE, a nonprofit organization assisting
    low-income families.
  • Satellite WellBound in Lafayette, Indiana rallied donations to create
    a holiday care package of dry goods, canned foods, toiletries, and
    other necessities to homeless families at the Lafayette Transitional
    Housing Center.
  • Satellite Healthcare Metric in Austin, Texas donated much-needed items
    to Texas Baptist Children’s Home, whose residential programs provide a
    haven for children and families in crisis.
  • Satellite Healthcare Poplar in Memphis, Tennessee held a canned food
    drive to fill baskets for Greater Harvest COGiC.
  • Satellite Healthcare Mueller in Austin, Texas gave presents to
    dialysis patients between the ages of 3 months and 21 years at Dell
    Children’s Medical Center.
  • Satellite Healthcare Kyle, Texas donated food for families in need
    through the Kyle Police Department’s Blue Santa project.
  • Satellite WellBound in Houston, Texas teamed up with the Houston Fire
    Department and Prosperity Bank to hold a toy drive to benefit
    underprivileged children in the city.

About Satellite Healthcare:

Satellite
Healthcare, Inc.
, has been among the nation’s leading not-for-profit
providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Through
its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and
Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled early
patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a
complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite
Healthcare has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy
and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research
grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite is committed
to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can
enjoy a better life.

Contacts

Satellite Healthcare
Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623
HernandezK@SatelliteHealth.com