Nonprofit dialysis provider Satellite Healthcare has opened a new dialysis center in Memphis, Tenn. The new center, Satellite Healthcare Chickasaw Gardens, was built in partnership with physician group University Clinical Health. The new center is Satellite’s Healthcare’s fourth in-center clinic in Memphis. The dialysis provider now operates more than 80 Satellite Dialysis and Satellite WellBound home dialysis centers, serving more than 7,000 patients nationwide.

“We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with University Clinical Health, a fellow not-for-profit organization that has achieved remarkable success in providing advanced medical care to the local community,” said Satellite Healthcare COO Dave Carter.

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Tennessee is among the three states hit hardest by the kidney disease and, according to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, more than 8,000 residents currently undergo regular dialysis treatment to stay alive.

“Our partnership marks a significant step forward in the delivery of innovative dialysis and kidney disease education services to the Memphis community,” said Dr. Brad Canada, who serves as Director of Nephrology at University Clinical Health and works in partnership with Dr. Hieu Vo at University Clinical Health Nephrology, who will oversee the new center’s operations as medical director.