Satellite Healthcare Appoints Veteran Health Care Executive Robert Fahlman to Board of Directors

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit and the 6th largest provider of patient-centered dialysis and kidney disease services, today announced the appointment of Robert Fahlman to its Board of Directors. Fahlman currently serves as CEO of Preferred Homecare/Lifecare Solutions and has more than 30 years of experience in health care executive management. His appointment is effective as of November 2016.

“We’re happy to welcome Bob to the Board of Directors. His dedication to bettering health outcomes for patients will serve the Board well,” said Rick Barnett, President and CEO of Satellite Healthcare. “With a wide breadth of experience in the health care industry, from the payer side to the provider side, Bob brings with him a wealth of knowledge that will assure Satellite’s continued success in making life better for those living with kidney disease.”

Satellite Healthcare strives to provide best-in-class personalized dialysis and early patient wellness education services to more than 7,000 patients at nearly 80 in-center dialysis and home therapy centers across the country. Fahlman joins the Board one year into the company’s ambitious five-year plan designed to further enhance its position as a leader in Chronic Kidney Disease care industry-wide through innovative whole-person care practices, cutting-edge research and community initiatives. A chief component of this plan is its Re-Imagine Home initiative aimed at doubling its industry-leading proportion of in-home dialysis patients to 40 percent, as patients who home dialyze are linked to longer and healthier lives.

In his time as CEO of Preferred Homecare/Lifecare Solutions, Fahlman’s leadership has resulted in consecutive years of growth greater than 27 percent, while improving patient care. Prior to his current position, Fahlman served as CEO at major health care organizations Arcadian Health and Paradigm Management Services. He also served in a variety of executive roles at eHealth Inc., Healtheon and United Healthcare. In addition to serving on Satellite Healthcare’s Board of Directors, Fahlman is involved on several boards including for the Council for Quality Respiratory Care, American Association for Homecare and Carondelet High School. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Portland State University.

Boardspan Inc. advised Satellite Healthcare in this board recruitment and appointment.

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.


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