Satellite Healthcare is Participating in the “Freedom Tour” to Promote the Benefits of Home Hemo Dialysis

Hollister, Calif. resident Elias Arciniega, 39, who has been living with ESRD for nearly half of his life, is hitting the road in an RV to spread the word about the benefits of HHD – and he’s bringing his family along.

Satellite Healthcare/WellBound, which oversees Arciniega’s treatment, is supporting and participating in the Freedom Tour (times, dates and locations listed below). At each location Elias will undergo HHD in the RV while educating fellow patients (who require dialysis) and their families, as well as community members.

“Chronic kidney disease affects one in nine Americans, or 26 million people, yet only about 10 percent of U.S. patients in need of dialysis undergo home dialysis,” said Brigitte Schiller, MD, Satellite Healthcare Chief Medical Officer. “The many advantages of more frequent home HD is well published. We are thrilled that Elias and his family have agreed to share their home hemo dialysis experience with fellow patients and caretakers in our community by participating in the Freedom Tour.”

“While I initially opted to receive in-center treatment 2-3 hours a day, three days a week, doing so left me feeling exhausted and alienated,” said Arciniega. “Since beginning home hemo dialysis I feel more energized, have higher self-esteem, have gone off blood pressure medication, and am better able to provide for my family. I’m excited to participate in the Freedom Tour and show others with ESRD how manageable home hemo dialysis treatment can be.”

Tour Details:


Monday, AUGUST 10TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Satellite Healthcare Sunnyvale

155 North Wolfe Road

Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Tuesday, AUGUST 11TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Satellite Healthcare Cupertino

10596 North Tantau Avenue

Cupertino, CA 95014


Wednesday, AUGUST 12TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Satellite Healthcare San Jose

888 South Bascom Avenue

San Jose, CA 95128


Thursday, AUGUST 13TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Satellite Healthcare of East San Jose

2121 Alexian Drive, Suite 118

San Jose, CA 95116


Friday, AUGUST 14TH | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Satellite Healthcare Gilroy

7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite B

Gilroy, CA 95020


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 walks nationwide. Satellite is committed to advancing the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can enjoy a better life.

About the NxStage System One:

The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared specifically by the FDA for home hemodialysis and home nocturnal hemodialysis. Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients’ homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. When combined with the NxStage PureFlow SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on demand. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, including while they are sleeping – at home or on vacation and at a medically appropriate treatment frequency.


Satellite Healthcare, Inc.
Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623 (Media)