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Satellite Healthcare Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Ready for the next step in your career? Join Satellite Healthcare.

Patients Before Profits. Our employees make life better for people living with kidney disease.

Career Advancement. Satellite supports your career with many professional ... Read more

Mission: Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is committed to making life better for those living with Kidney Disease.

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    Satellite CEO wants to break the mold in dialysis care - Nephrology News & Issues

    Dialysis has become an industry dominated by large chains. According to the 2015 United States Renal Data Systems Annual Report, the three large dialysis organizations treated 71% of patients in 2013. After peaking in 2006, the incident rate of end-stage renal disease patients has slowly declined over the last nine years.

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Satellite Healthcare – Why Work For Us?


Satellite Healthcare's Dialysis Nurses Have Earned a Reputation as Leaders in CKD Patient Care


For more than four decades, Satellite has emphasized and elevated the role of dialysis nurse as essential to the comprehensive treatment CKD patients deserve. We've nurtured an environment where the professional nurse can thrive.


  • Nurse Practice Committee. Satellite actively fosters professional interaction among nurses across its centers. The Nurse Practice Committee provides a venue for nurses to come together to look at ways to improve the quality of how we help our patients as well as the job satisfaction of our professional staff.
  • Industry Participation. One of Satellite's goals is to continuously improve our centers and to share our experience with internal and external dialysis providers. Members of our nursing staff are routinely asked to speak and present papers both internally and externally at industry conferences.
  • Career Advancement. Satellite provides tuition reimbursement for nurses interested in pursuing a BSN or Master's degree. This support includes providing nurses with flexible schedules that allow them to work while they complete their degrees. Satellite encourages continuing education for its nurses, and an online library is also available to the staff to increase their knowledge in the field as well as complete CEU credits.
  • Career Development. Satellite Healthcare provides staff with detailed clinical ladders to advance professional’s skills and education. Education and mentorship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing management positions.
  • Useful Technology Tools. Satellite Healthcare has invested in a number of easy-to-use technology tools that help reduce paperwork and allow for an even better patient interaction. Read more >


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“Satellite knows it's all about relationships. Relationships are why I chose to be a dialysis nurse. I love seeing patients over and over again. I know I can have the biggest impact when I truly get to know and appreciate each patient as an individual.”

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Kirstan, Nurse


“The company has shown me that when everyone lines up with the mission, moves in the same direction, and works towards the same goal, patient quality of life is improved and lives are saved.”

Celes, RN CDN

“My co-workers and I have a shared purpose. We work together to find innovative ways to improve lives, patient by patient.”

Dennis, Master CCHT

“Small details make a big difference in a patient's quality of life. Slowing down and taking a few extra minutes to say hello and hear about their day is just one way that I treat a patient like a cherished member of the family.”

Rosamaria, Master CCHT

“Several of my extended family members had polycystic kidney disease. Satellite Healthcare took care of them and helped make their lives much better. I wanted to work for the company that cared for my family and gives back to my community.”

Larisa, Clinical Manager


Caring for Those Who Care For Our Patientsundefined

Our teams are passionate about helping each and every patient live the best, most satisfying life possible. As a vital part of our mission, your time and talent will be appreciated, recognized, and rewarded. Satellite benefits include:

  • Comprehensive coverage options for employees and their families that suit a variety of needs.
  • Health benefit options that encourage physical and mental wellness.
  • Life insurance, disability, and retirement plan options to help maintain financial stability and plan for the future.
  • A pro-active and engaging wellness program that introduces health and wellness opportunities to employees and promote a healthy workplace culture.
  • Professional development programs that help you get the education and training you need to take your career to the next level, including:

o   Tuition reimbursement,

o   Conference, seminar & workshop attendance,

o   Regional professional association meeting attendance, and

o   Certification and/or Specialized Training, and Continuing Education.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) to help you balance work and personal life, spend time with friends and family, and just rest and relax.
  • Scholarships to the children of Satellite Healthcare employees to help make higher education a little more affordable for our families.
  • An adoption assistance benefit to eligible employees adopting a child.

Our Fundamental Beliefs

Our Mission – Making Life Better for Those Living with Kidney Disease. 
For nearly 40 years, our mission has remained unchanged. From the patient chair side to the boardroom, this powerful yet practical principle guides our daily clinical work as well as our leadership decisions.

Our Values. Our shared company values developed and evolved from our employees’ experiences with direct patient care during our nearly 40-year history. These core values are summarized in ICARE, an acronym employees across our organization embrace as an expression of our commitment to patients and each other. ICARE stands for:

Satellite Healthcare Supports Better CKD Patient Care and Public Health Through Philanthropy

Satellite has a proven 40+ year history of advancing patient quality of life through an enduring commitment to the CKD community. This commitment extends to CKD public education/health screenings, funding for research in CKD patient care, and fundraising in support of CKD community organizations, both local and national.

Philanthropic activities include supporting:

  • Improving Access to Care. Satellite reduces the financial and practical barriers to patients' access to treatment, particularly in underserved communities;
  • Public Health Education. Our employees volunteers hundreds of hours each year to help advance understanding of CKD risk factors and treatment options to patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and the general public;
  • The Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant Program. One of the nation's largest private research endowments for kidney disease treatment, since 2000 the program has funded over 15 million dollars in research to improve the lives of patients;
  • Community Involvement. Our teams donate money, time, and talent to help those living with kidney disease live the best, most joyful life possible. Our philanthropy and community service partners include: National Kidney Foundation and their regional chapters; The Forum of ESRD Networks; Renal Support Network; American Association of Kidney Patients; American Kidney Fund; and Home Dialysis Central.

Satellite Healthcare —  In the Words of Patients 

  • Wife of Satellite WellBound Patient — Good Beyond Belief“How do I even begin to thank you ALL for the wonderful care, help, guidance, and love that we have received from you? The classes to help me become comfortable doing hemodialysis as well as your patience with us was good beyond belief. You were always there to give us the boost or jump-start we needed.”
  • Satellite Dialysis Patient — Forever Thankful“I wanted to give my thanks to all of you for the care and consideration you’ve all shown me through this process. It’s been difficult but because of your generosity and kindness you’ve all made it much more bearable. I am forever thankful.”
  • Satellite Dialysis Patient — Eased My Fears“Your employee gave me a tour of the treatment area and answered my questions. He was extremely knowledgeable and has an incredible gift to provide a level of comfort beyond words. I talked with him less than an hour and I learned so much. He introduced me to the nurses and technicians whom were all very nice and professional as well. I look forward to this being my facility of choice. Thank you for hiring people like the ones I met who can ease our fears.”
  • Daughter of a Satellite Nocturnal Dialysis Patient — I Have My Father Back“A year ago, my father was emotionally distraught because of his illness and its debilitation. Satellite gave him his life back. I am so grateful to have my father returned to the man he once was.

Satellite Healthcare Reviews

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    -Patient Experience and engagement
    -Never a dull day at work


    -Sometimes management from corporate is too excessive

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Satellite Healthcare photo of: Our founder, Dr. Norm Coplon, and his patient early in his career.
Satellite Healthcare photo of: Photo of the first day of our first center, which opened in 1974.
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Satellite Healthcare Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Satellite Healthcare.


    Long process. Brief introductory interview via phone with Nutrition Manager, followed by 3 additional interviews (1 with a dietitian, 1 with clinic manager, then panel interview with clinic manager and other team members).

    Interview Questions

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