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Kirkland Northwest Kidney Centers announces plans to move, expand dialysis clinic
Northwest Kidney Centers has received approval from the state of Washington to move and expand its dialysis clinic in Kirkland. The move, scheduled for the end of March, will help Northwest Kidney Centers better serve the increasing number of people with kidney failure on the Eastside.
The new 17,000-square-foot center, located at 11327 NE 120th St., Kirkland, will replace Northwest Kidney Centers’ 17-year-old clinic in the EvergreenHealth Professional Center at 12303 NE 130th Lane.
“We are especially excited to create a comprehensive home dialysis hub for the Eastside, where we can train and monitor patients who give themselves dialysis treatments at home,” said Joyce F. Jackson, president and chief executive of Northwest Kidney Centers. “We will continue to offer peritoneal dialysis training and support at the new facility, but now also will provide home hemodialysis support. Previously Eastsiders had to travel to Seattle or Renton for home hemodialysis training and now it will be available much closer to where they live.”
The new facility will double the usable space for dialysis patients, is on the ground level with convenient parking, and will be more cost-efficient for the nonprofit Northwest Kidney Centers.
It will offer 20 dialysis stations (compared to 15 at the current facility) and will include a training area for home dialysis patients, as well as a conference room open to the community.