Business briefs for June 2, 2016

Home dialysis center opened

Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit and the sixth largest provider of patient-centered dialysis and kidney disease services, has announced the opening of Satellite WellBound of Memphis, its first home dialysis center in Tennessee.

The opening comes on the heels of the organization’s March opening of an in-center dialysis clinic in Chickasaw Gardens, bringing to five the total number of Satellite Healthcare kidney care facilities in Memphis.

While Satellite Healthcare has been offering home dialysis through its Poplar Avenue center for the past four years, the new center, established in partnership with Univer-sity Clinical Health, is its first Memphis location dedicated entirely to home dialysis modalities. Studies have consistently shown that patients who administer their dialysis at home experience higher energy levels, better fluid control, improved appetites, and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because more frequent dialysis better mimics the process of working kidneys.

Clinical Manager Joy Barringer, who received NxStage’s prestigious 2016 “Nurse Hero” award, anticipates that the new center will see substantial growth in the coming year.

WellBound of Memphis is at 780 Truse Parkway, Suite 102, Memphis.

Crye-Leike names new director of franchise sales

Hank Hogue
Hank Hogue

Memphis-based Crye-Leike, the nation’s sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm, has expanded its franchise sales team.

Hank Hogue of Collierville has been named director of franchise sales for Crye-Leike Realtors. He previously served as principal and managing broker of the company’s Cordova branch office for 28 years while also working in the franchise division for the past seven years. He will continue to sell residential real estate to buyers and sellers in and around Shelby County.

In his new role, Hogue will cultivate and develop new franchise relationships in and around Crye-Leike’s current nine-state market region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida Oklahoma, Alabama and Missouri.

“Hank Hogue has the depth of experience with the company that we need to grow our franchise operations,” said Harold Crye, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Crye-Leike. “He established our Cordova branch office in 1988 and has served as one of our longest-tenured managing brokers in the company. Hank understands what it takes to run a real estate office and will be able to provide valuable guidance to our new franchisees that join our network.”

Crye-Leike is the only real estate firm Hogue has worked for, beginning his real estate career in December 1984 after leaving retail management. He became principal and managing broker of the Cordova branch office in May 1988.

His real estate sales achievements include attaining life member status in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Sales Club in 1990 and being inducted into Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence in 1990 and its Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club in 1992.

He has served as president of the Education Foundation of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), president of the Certified Residential Specialists (CRS) chapter of MAAR, and chairman of the Education and Multiple Listing Service committees. His volunteer contributions to the association were recognized when he was named as the recipient of MAAR’s Presidential Award in 1991. Most recently, he served as a member of MAAR’s board of directors in 2013-14.