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Voting No on California’s Prop. 8 (and more!)
Oct 29 • 9 min
California’s Proposition. 8, also known as Stop the Dangerous Dialysis Proposition, is firmly on the mind of our next guest, Hrant Jamgochian, CEO of Dialysis Patient Citizens. Hrant is inspiring his membership to get out the vote, a No vote on Prop. 8. I…
Nutrition & Nephrology: A Recipe For Success
Sep 24 • 14 min
Cultural competency is the delivery of healthcare services that meet the social, cultural, and even the food needs of patients, and that’s a top priority for our next guest, Registered Dietitian Rory Pace, Satellite Healthcare’s Director of Nutrition…
How Patients Benefit When Management Listens To Staff
Sep 7 • 8 min
Why do you go to work every day? Is it to make a difference in people’s lives through memorable, meaningful customer service, while connecting to your own sense of contribution and purpose? I believe that our next guest feels exactly that way— she is…
Employee Appreciation & Recognition: A Key To Job Satisfaction
Aug 11 • 8 min
Can the right inspirational management book reinforce your organization’s culture? Absolutely, says Rick Barnett, President and CEO of Satellite Healthcare, who discovered just such a book called O Great One, and distributed hundreds of copies to staff…
Can Self-Care Dialysis Improve Patient Outcomes?
Jul 31 • 12 min
Our guest, Dr. Richard Gibney, MD, has practiced nephrology for 40 years in Waco, Texas. Over a decade ago he implemented a unique approach to engaging patients personally in their own dialysis procedure instead of, as he says, just hunkering down in a…
The 5-Star Dialysis Experience: Achieving Excellence
Jun 25 • 12 min
“Satellite Healthcare continues to increase its percentage of 4 and 5-star dialysis centers.” That’s affirming news for NephTalk guest Brigitte Schiller, MD, Satellite Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Schiller discusses what it takes to achieve the…
An Act Of Love: Donating A Kidney, Giving Your Heart
May 16 • 19 min
Listen as Dr. Vanessa Grubbs, MD, Nephrologist and author of “Hundreds Of Interlaced Fingers,” discusses her decision to be a living kidney donor for a dialysis patient, the man who would become her husband. That was 13 years ago. Listen as a great love…
Curbing Infections | Kidney Week
Oct 27, 2017 • 14 min
Curbing Infections in Dialysis Patients: Joel Topf, M.D. interviews Sumi J. Sun, one of the lead researchers on new applied clinical research presented at Kidney Week 2017.
Episode 2 - Optimal Transitions
Oct 23, 2017 • 13 min
When Satellite Healthcare started developing Optimal Transitions™, the focus was on creating a game-changing educational program for dialysis patients. It also has proven it can be a game-changer for Nephrologists, including Jose Morfin, M.D., is a…
Episode 1 - Laughter Therapy
Sep 13, 2017 • 12 min
The sounds of laughter seem incongruous within the normal atmosphere of a dialysis center. But a new laughter therapy program at Satellite Healthcare centers across the country is breaking the mold. The man driving the innovative program – the first…