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BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today it has partnered with Infinite Care, a leading chain of quality rehabilitation centers across New York and Florida with over 50 facilities, to provide on-site hemodialysis services at Infinite Care facilities.

“Partnering with Dialyze Direct means we can offer our patients with chronic kidney disease the most advanced dialysis care available to improve their health, recovery time and quality of life,” said Infinite Care’s Director of Financial Operations Simon Nussbaum. “We welcome Dialyze Direct to our facilities and look forward to improved patient outcomes.”

Dialyze Direct’s ongoing partnerships with like-minded healthcare providers such as Infinite Care have cemented the company’s position as the foremost home hemodialysis supplier to SNFs in the United States. Last month, Dialyze Direct announced a similar collaboration with CommuniCare Health, one of the nation’s largest sources for post-acute care, and finalized a merger with Chicago-based RenPro Renal Services, which offered dialysis services to patients in SNFs, and outpatient clinics.

Earlier this year, the company completed its acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional dialysis provider in Pennsylvania with on-site dialysis services in nine SNFs. In late 2021, the company acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia.

“We are delighted about our relationship with Infinite Care, another health care company that recognizes how we can bring affordable and highly accessible kidney care to the people who need it most,” said Dialyze Direct’s Chief Development Officer Mayer Kotlartsky. “Infinite Care sees eye-to-eye with us about the need to put patient care and comfort first. Together, we can meet the rising need for dialysis among vulnerable populations and help overcome the challenges many geriatric communities face.”

Dialyze Direct now offers on-site dialysis services in 170+ facilities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

About Dialyze Direct

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

About Infinite Care

Infinite Care provides quality rehabilitation services in centers across New York and Florida, offering residents the ability to rest, recover and return to their daily living in and distinctive homey environment. The growing company specializes in sub-acute orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary and neurological rehabilitation, and its highly trained staff assists in accessing community-based services to maintain the continuum of care.

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BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), announced today it has partnered with CommuniCare Family of Companies, one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, to conduct onsite hemodialysis services at its facilities around the U.S.

Founded in 1984 on the philosophy of “Serving with Pride,” CommuniCare’s standard of excellence, which focuses on patient care and quality of life, mirrors Dialyze Direct’s mission to change the dialysis industry by pioneering customized, gentler care proven to positively impact patients’ prognoses and quality of life. Dialyze Direct’s continued growth with like-minded healthcare providers has further solidified the company’s position as the foremost home hemodialysis provider to SNFs in the United States.

“The ultimate goal of healthcare is to provide services that benefit our clients but also to ensure those services save or significantly prolong lives. As a result, we approach partnerships with the understanding that both parties share a common patient-first philosophy,” said Dialyze Direct’s Chairman and Co-Founder Henry Kauftheil. “We are pleased to bring our onsite dialysis offerings to CommuniCare’s facilities and join forces with a fellow provider that also views patient comfort and care as the cornerstone of their business model.”

Dialyze Direct recently announced its acquisition of Chicago-based RenPro Renal Services, which provided dialysis services to patients in SNFs in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Earlier this year, the company completed its acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Pennsylvania, and at the end of 2021, the company acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia.

“Providing our residents with a better quality of life is what we strive for at CommuniCare,” said Ronald Wilheim, President of CommuniCare. “We are proud to partner with Dialyze Direct and that through this partnership we have another opportunity to raise the bar and innovate our level of care.”

Dialyze Direct now offers onsite dialysis services in more than 170 SNFs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

About CommuniCare Health Services:

CommuniCare Health Services was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company currently operates more than 110 healthcare and rehabilitation centers in seven states (Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia).

Our centers focus on patient-centered care plans and provide specialized programing in cardiac, pulmonology, memory care & dementia, amputee and behavioral health. Our expert physicians and nurses provide care for the most medically complex residents. For more information, please visit http://www.communicarehealth.com/

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Transaction enhances the company’s national footprint and service capability with the addition of an established SNF network and experience.

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today that Chicago-based RenPro Renal Services, which provides dialysis services to patients in SNFs in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, has merged into the company under the Dialyze Direct name.

Complementary to Dialyze Direct’s own patient-centric business model, RenPro’s inception was the culmination of decades of experience in providing ancillary services in the long-term care space and a joint desire to provide an innovative care model and treatment experience to patients’ suffering from chronic and end-stage kidney disease. As part of the transaction, RenPro’s team of highly skilled senior leadership will be transitioning into new roles within Dialyze Direct.

“RenPro began with a mission of providing superior dialysis care delivered with integrity and compassion,” said Elly Latinik, RenPro’s Chief Executive Officer. “Merging into Dialyze Direct was an opportunity to work with a company that not only shares this vision but also through technology and innovation continues to improve the treatment model of care to provide patients an improved quality of life while residing in the skilled care facility. We are thrilled to partner with Dialyze Direct and to make this model available to as many dialysis patients as possible and for the opportunity to become part of a team that is changing the industry.”

The RenPro transaction is the most recent in a series of Dialyze Direct’s strategic acquisitions and partnerships to bring the company’s unique on-site dialysis model to patients across the nation. At the end of last year, Dialyze Direct acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia. Earlier this year, the company completed its acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional dialysis provider in Pennsylvania with on-site dialysis services in nine SNFs, as well as an outpatient dialysis clinic.

“2022 has been a year of growth and expansion for Dialyze Direct. From the start our strategic plan has been to identify and partner with like-minded health providers that share our commitment to changing geriatric dialysis for the better, and RenPro fits that exactly,” said Dialyze Direct’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Henry Kauftheil. “We are looking forward to welcoming them to Dialyze Direct and building an even better dialysis service offering to the patient population.”

Dialyze Direct continues to strengthen its positioning as the leading SNF dialysis provider in the United States, with on-site dialysis services in more than 150 SNFs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching in additional states.

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Research Focused on End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Receiving More Frequent Hemodialysis in Skilled Nursing Facilities

BROOKLYN, N.Y April 26, 2022 — Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), is pleased to announce that its findings about the effect of more frequent dialysis (MFD) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in SNFs were peer-reviewed by Hemodialysis International, and published in the article, “Post-Dialysis Recovery Time in ESRD Patients Receiving More Frequent Hemodialysis in Skilled Nursing Facilities.”

The research determined that more rapid post-dialysis recovery time (DRT) occurred in patients receiving five dialysis treatments each week, instead of DRT reported for the conventional approach of three weekly treatments. In addition, rapid recovery is associated with reduced mortality and fewer hospitalizations.

“With conventional dialysis, nursing home patients typically require a prolonged period of time to recover from the effects of each dialysis treatment. Our findings in this patient population receiving more frequent dialysis show patients are able to participate in activities much sooner post-dialysis,” said Alice Hellebrand, chief nursing officer and senior vice president at Dialyze Direct and a co-author of the article. “Nearly 80% of the patients reported recovering in an hour or less, and 92% recovered in less than two hours.”

From November 4, 2019, through June 11, 2021, Dialyze Direct medical professionals asked patients receiving MFD (at least 14 treatment hours each week) at their associated SNFs across 12 states to describe their DRT following their treatment. The predefined DTR categories were 0-½ hour, ½-1 hour, 1-2 hours, 2-4 hours, 4-8 hours, 8-12 hours, by next morning, or not even by the next morning. Of the patients that met the statistical modeling inclusion criteria, 92% reported DRT of two hours or less. Lower odds of rapid DRT were observed for patients who were older, missed their previous treatment or experienced adialytic hypotension complications. Greater odds of rapid DRT were observed in patients receiving five dialyses in the previous week or having 160-179 mmHg pre-hemodialysis systolic blood pressure.

“The results are encouraging for patients and providers who have been seeking ways to improve the quality of life for SNF patients” said Dialyze Direct’s Chief Medical Officer, one of the senior authors of the article, Dr. Allen Kaufman. “As we continue our efforts to systematically learn what is of benefit to the SNF dialysis population, we view these results as highly promising in potentially enhancing the ability of our patients to participate in rehabilitation and restorative services while living in the SNF, which will be the subject of our next set of studies.”

The article was co-authored by Eran Y. Bellin, M.D., Infectious Disease, Departments of Epidemiology & Population Health and Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Alice M. Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Dialyze Direct; Steven M Kaplan, Data Scientist, Dialyze Direct; Jordan G Ledvina, Chief Information Officer, Dialyze Direct; William T Markis, Writing Consultant, WTM Consulting; Nathan W Levin, M.D., Internal Medicine, Chair of the Medical Advisory Board and Director of Research, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine; Allen M Kaufman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior VP for Clinical & Scientific Affairs, Dialyze Direct.

The full article can be found here

About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

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BROOKLYN, N.Y April 23, 2022 — Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at Becker’s Hospital Review’s 12th Annual Meeting this week in Chicago, as the healthcare media company returns to an in-person event this year.

As part of its exhibit, Dialyze Direct will be showcasing the results from its recent research, peerreviewed and published in Hemodialysis International, which demonstrates the correlation between more frequent dialysis (MFD) and more rapid post-dialysis recovery time (DRT) for endstage renal disease (ESRD) patients in SNFs.

Those findings add to Dialyze Direct’s previously published research providing additional evidence that higher acuity ESRD patients are able to receive clinically appropriate care in nonhospital settings, creating expanded discharge opportunities for this clinically challenging population. For hospitals and payers seeking value-based care and the best possible therapies and outcomes for patients, the data exhibits the advantages of MFD and DRT, which lend to reduced mortality and fewer hospitalizations. SNFs will also find the data advantageous as they look to build and improve relationships with hospitals and payers.

In addition to its proven clinical and quality of life benefits, the company’s congregate care model overcomes long standing socio-economic barriers associated with home hemodialysis, allowing all SNF-residents, including members of historically marginalized communities access to Dialyze Direct’s model of care and its superior clinical and quality of life outcomes.

Starting late last year and continuing into the first quarter of 2022, Dialyze Direct experienced a period of strategic growth and collaboration. This month, the company completed its previously announced acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional dialysis provider in Pennsylvania with on-site dialysis services in nine SNFs, as well as an outpatient dialysis clinic. Late last year, Dialyze Direct acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia. And recently the company signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate with fellow dialysis provider Satellite Healthcare. Those moves continue to set Dialyze Direct’s position as the leading SNF dialysis provider in the United States, with on-site dialysis services in more than 150 SNFs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

“We are looking forward to meeting face-to-face with other providers of healthcare services and professionals interested in learning about the remarkable changes occurring in our industry,” said Robert Aberman, senior vice president, population health at Dialyze Direct. “Today more and more SNFs are beginning to experience the benefits of MFD for patients with kidney failure, including an improved quality of life, more energy to participate in necessary rehabilitation activities and the freedom to take fewer medications. We welcome conversation about how we are improving dialysis for geriatric patients.”

Dialyze Direct representatives will be available at Exhibit Booth #1211 at Becker’s in-person event at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago April 24-28, 2022.

About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states

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Brooklyn, N.Y., April 7, 2022 – Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional dialysis provider in Pennsylvania with on-site dialysis services in nine SNFs, as well as an outpatient dialysis clinic.

“We are thrilled to welcome Compass and its highly-skilled staff to the Dialyze Direct team, and to be able to extend our cutting-edge services to their already exceptional level of patient care,” said Josh Rothenberg, President and Co-Founder of Dialyze Direct. “Our combined patient-first mentality made the decision to enter into an acquisition a very easy one. We are looking forward to continuing to expand the offering of our innovative, geriatric treatment plans to better the dialysis experience and outcomes for patients in SNFs across the nation.”

The Compass acquisition is part of Dialyze Direct’s strategic growth plan for this year. At the end of last year, it acquired Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia. Earlier this year, the company signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate with fellow dialysis provider Satellite Healthcare, which has attained the country’s highest rate of home dialysis usage among patients with end stage kidney disease. Those moves solidified Dialyze Direct’s position as the leading SNF dialysis provider in the United States, with on-site dialysis services in more than 150 SNFs in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

“Providing the highest level of care for patients is of utmost importance to Compass. That is why being acquired by Dialyze Direct, which is not only administering dialysis treatments, but also actively working to improve the effect of dialysis on patients, was an opportunity we could not pass up,” said Ari Karoly, Partner at Walnut Court Capital, Compass’ financial sponsor. “We are pleased that the partnership is finally official, and we can begin our collaboration to continue to provide better outcomes and quality of life for dialysis patients.”

About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

About Compass Home Dialysis:

Compass Home Dialysis is an End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) dialysis organization with a patient-first approach to providing quality-of-life improving dialysis programs to patients in Pennsylvania. With programs ranging from skilled nursing facility (SNF) dialysis programs to in-center hemodialysis programs, and transitional outpatient dialysis programs, the vision of Compass Home Dialysis rests in the idea that every dialysis patient is deserving of individualized care, tailored to their needs and not the needs of the dialysis provider.

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San Jose, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y., March 30, 2022 – Satellite Healthcare, Inc., a non-profit, top-rated provider of kidney dialysis and related patient services, and Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today that they have executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter a strategic collaboration.

As part of the strategic collaboration, both organizations will actively pursue new business opportunities together, including home hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) management, for patients in SNFs in several states across the nation. The collaboration connects the expertise of both organizations to advance the healthcare system’s ability to effectively address the unique needs of the geriatric population living with kidney disease who reside in SNFs

Satellite Healthcare, which has attained the country’s highest rate of home dialysis usage among patients with end stage kidney disease, and Dialyze Direct, which leads the nation with the number of patients on dialysis in SNFs, plan to make significant care improvements for the dialysis patient population.

The proposed collaboration, part of Dialyze Direct’s ongoing strategy to accelerate growth nationwide, follows the company’s recent acquisition of Renew Dialysis, a regional SNF dialysis provider in Ohio and Virginia, and previously announced planned acquisition of Compass Home Dialysis, a regional dialysis provider in Pennsylvania. These strategic growth transactions enhance Dialyze Direct’s position as the leading SNF dialysis provider in the United States.

“Satellite shares our mission for patient-first care and a company culture that supports research, innovation and processes that make more compassionate dialysis available to geriatric patients in SNFs,” said Henry Kauftheil, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Dialyze Direct. “We are excited to expand our treatment model into more states and SNFs to help meet the dialysis challenges geriatric communities face.”

Dialyze Direct and Satellite Healthcare also intend to collaborate on research projects relating to dialysis, CKD and CKD management initiatives in the geriatric patient population.

“Satellite Healthcare and Dialyze Direct are both committed to early, ongoing intervention in a patient’s chronic kidney disease journey – meeting those patients where they are, regardless of where that may be,” said Jeff Goffman, Satellite Healthcare Chief Executive Officer. “Home-based therapy is the best option for patients in a SNF setting. Dialyze Direct successfully delivers that care.”

Together, both companies are better positioned to increase the impact they provide to SNFs and patients by delivering the best kidney care possible. Personalized treatment planning at the point of care is important, whether in the comfort of the patient’s own home or in the patient’s nursing facility. Both companies believe this collaboration is a significant milestone toward improving the lives and outcomes of the populations they both serve.

The LOI sets out the principal terms on which the parties have agreed to pursue the proposed collaboration, subject to customary approvals and confirmatory due diligence.

About Satellite Healthcare Inc.

Satellite Healthcare, Inc. has been among the nation’s leading non-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974 and is dedicated to maintaining a workforce that mirrors its diverse communities. Through its affiliated services, Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis, and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides unparalleled kidney care services addressing patient wellness education, chronic kidney care management, and personalized clinical services. It focuses on the imperatives of value-based care, high quality, cost management, access to kidney care services, and emphasizing the importance of Home Dialysis therapies.

Satellite Healthcare has more than 90 dialysis centers across seven states and partners with prominent integrated care groups, nephrologists, hospital, and health care systems in the United States, including an innovative joint venture with CVS Kidney Care. Satellite Healthcare’s well-recognized mission of “making life better for those living with kidney disease” includes an enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. For more information, visit satellitehealthcare.com.

About Dialyze Direct

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside, and the company has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staffassisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with over 130 locations and new operations launching soon in additional states. www.DialyzeDirect.com.

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Brooklyn, N.Y., March 10, 2022 – On World Kidney Day, to support the theme of “Bridge the Knowledge Gap to Better Kidney Care,” Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), joins the nephrology and diabetes communities in raising awareness about improved dialysis for geriatric patients.

“Our mission is to lead the way in offering unparalleled kidney care for geriatric patients by healing both people and systems,” said Josh Rothenberg, President and Co-Founder of Dialyze Direct. “Our innovative dialysis within SNFs not only improves patients’ quality of life by returning to them opportunities to enjoy living but also allows individuals in our care to no longer be defined by their disease.”

Dialyze Direct was founded on the belief that dialysis is not a one-size-fits-all care regimen; rather, each patient deserves treatment tailored to their individual needs. Working from “dens” within SNFs, skilled nurses administer a dialysis regimen, pursuant to the physician’s order, best suited for each patient. In the SNF ESRD population, more frequent dialysis consistently outperforms the conventionally performed, thrice-weekly treatment.

Dialyze Direct’s proprietary more frequent dialysis regimen has proven to create better outcomes for elderly patients. For example, most feel better both during and after their dialysis. They recover more quickly, often in as little as 30 to 60 minutes, as opposed to conventional dialysis, which could take up to eight or more hours. Patients also have more energy to participate in other necessary rehabilitation and may take fewer medications.

According to a World Kidney Day Steering Committee report, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing. The International Society of Nephrology estimated in 2019 that 850 million people suffer from a kidney disorder. Up to one in 10 adults have irreversible and progressive CKD. If CKD is uncontrolled and complications result, CKD can progress to a point where dialysis therapy is essential. At that point, dialysis can subsume a person’s entire life. Dialyze Direct furnishes a progressive alternative.

“Today in SNFs across the United States, our patients are receiving hemodialysis in their home environment by skilled professionals treating a person, not just a disease,” said Rothenberg. “They didn’t have to travel hours to and from a clinic to get care. In most cases an hour after treatment, they feel well enough to engage in other activities or visit with family or friends. We hope they find joy today that they would not have otherwise experienced. And we envision a world in which many, many other CKD sufferers soon have the same opportunity.”

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About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

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Move from Dialyze Direct’s Strategic Advisory Board, which he joined in 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–January 12, 2022 –Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), is pleased to welcome Robert Aberman as Senior Vice President of Population Health. As the newest member of the company’s senior leadership team, Aberman will be responsible for growing relationships with healthcare systems, hospitals, payors, and other organizations focused on improving clinical and quality-of-life outcomes while reducing the cost of care for patients living with kidney disease. In addition, Aberman is engaged in Dialyze Direct’s industry-leading effort to improve the adoption of home hemodialysis among members of historically marginalized communities.

“Robert’s extensive knowledge of the healthcare services industry and experience working with growth companies make him an excellent fit for this critical role. I am confident that Robert’s wealth of talent and experience will enable him to play a significant role in enhancing patient care and achieving our ambitious growth plans in the year ahead and beyond,” said Chairman and CoFounder Henry Kauftheil. “I’m delighted to welcome Robert to the Dialyze Direct team.”

Aberman’s healthcare industry experience includes a nine-year tenure with Compassionate Care Hospice, which operated 53 locations in 22 states at the time of its acquisition by Amedisys in 2019. He most recently served as the company’s director of post-acute care payer relations, a role that entailed developing relationships and programs with insurance companies and health systems across the country. His previous roles at Compassionate Care Hospice included serving as New York City program director, in which he was responsible for overseeing hospice services in the city, and as director of business development.

“I was drawn to Dialyze Direct because not only does it have a reputation for delivering best-inclass, patient-focused treatment, it is also a true innovator. The improved standard of care the company has established is disrupting the industry in the best possible sense by changing more lives for the better every day,” said Aberman. “I look forward to helping the Dialyze Direct team to identify new and innovative ways to continually enhance the quality-of-care patients receive and the outcomes they achieve.”

Before transitioning into the healthcare field, Aberman spent more than a decade as a financial services executive at Jeffries & Company, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Dialyze Direct

Dialyze Direct, founded in 2015, is a leading kidney care innovation company that pioneers breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in13 states and is in the process of launching operations in additional states.

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