SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis services, announced today that Satellite Healthcare of Sunnyvale has been named the recipient of the national 2015 ESRD Patient Safety Improvement Award from the Renal Physicians Association (RPA).
“We are fortunate at Satellite Healthcare to provide excellent patient care driven by compassionate employees who take continuous quality improvement very seriously,” said Dr. Brigitte Schiller, Chief Medical Officer for Satellite Healthcare.
The RPA, dedicated since its creation in 1973 to representing and serving nephrology practitioners in their pursuit and delivery of quality renal health care, established the award to recognize nephrology practices or facilities that exhibit significant improvements in patient safety and also promulgate the goals of the RPA ESRD Patient Safety Initiative. Satellite Healthcare of Sunnyvale is being recognized for achieving remarkable outcomes following the implementation of initiatives to decrease vascular infiltrations and at-home patient falls.
“Our Sunnyvale team is honored to receive this award in recognition of the ongoing efforts we make every day to help our patients lead better lives,” said Clinical Manager Maria Anne Viray. “We dedicate it to our patients, and staff, and most especially to Satellite Healthcare founder Dr. Norman Coplon, who passed away in January and continues to inspire us to provide exceptional care and service to our patients.”
Dr. Coplon founded Satellite Healthcare by opening the first freestanding dialysis facility in California, and the organization now operates more than 70 facilities nationwide.
Viray will receive the award on behalf of Satellite Healthcare of Sunnyvale on Saturday, March 21 during the RPA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
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 In-center 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 walks nationwide. Satellite is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.