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Satellite Healthcare Overview

San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Satellite Healthcare is a mission-driven, not-for-profit dialysis provider serving patients across the country, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of those living with chronic kidney disease. Delivering high quality, compassionate care to each patient is the ... Read more

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

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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 >


For more information on joining our dialysis nursing team, please contact


Marvin Tamayo, RN

Home Dialysis RN

Marvin trains and educates patients who want to perform dialysis at home, giving them the independence to manage their daily routine.

Sara Lee Oliver

Float CCHT

Sara cares for patients during treatment, addresses their concerns, and ensures that treatment is performed as smoothly and successfully as possible.

Graham Abra, MD

Director of Medical Clinical Affairs

Dr. Abra serves patients and oversees care at Satellite Healthcare’s WellBound San Jose center, while also supervising the overall quality of care, policies, procedures, and medical partnerships for all Satellite Healthcare centers.


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.

Making an Impact

Satellite Healthcare is poised for growth. A particular area of focus is growth in home dialysis, where the organization is a market leader. At present, 20% of Satellite Healthcare patients dialyze at home and the team is looking to boost that number. Employees are excited about the numerous opportunities that await Satellite Healthcare in the future.

Leadership at Satellite Healthcare

Satellite Healthcare has an unwavering commitment to caring for people—that includes patients and employees. Fostering an environment where employees can continuously learn and explore new opportunities allows Satellite Healthcare to attract and retain top talent. The team has a collaborative culture that is firmly rooted in recognizing hard work and contributing to the overall success of the organization. The leaders believe that when employees have a positive experience it translates into a positive experience for patients.

Putting Patients First

Helping its patients live their best life possible is at the core of all that the team does at Satellite Healthcare. Everyone strives for the highest quality of care—in fact, 70% of Satellite Healthcare centers received four and five star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The organization also has longstanding relationships with its patients and has frequent touch points with them during treatments, trainings, and labs. Additionally, Satellite Healthcare is a funder of research to help address the challenges faced by its patients as it aims to help improve the quality of life for not only for patients, but all who suffer from chronic kidney disease.

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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    "I have 16 years experience in customer care, with the highest standards, dictated by the nature of medical practice."

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    Current Employee - Dialysis Technician in Stockton, CA
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    Satellite Healthcare is a quality driven company. It prioritizes the care of its employees and the people they service above all things, which reflects in the benefits and resources they provide.


    The cons of any, are that Satellite’s competitors, who are profit driven have employees that sometimes come over to Satellite with characteristics and habits that impact the purity of Satellite in a negative way.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the founder’s mission.

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Satellite Healthcare Interviews



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    Dialysis RN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Satellite Healthcare (San Jose, CA) in August 2018.


    First interview with clinic manager. Second interview with 7 person team panel. Each person asked me at least one question. The doctor asked several difficult questions. Second interview was one hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you ever work someone who irritated you. How did you handle the challenge.   1 Answer
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