Northwest Kidney Centers: an oral history

We've touched many lives since 1962 and our founding as the first dialysis organization in the world. Hear from some people who helped make us what we are.


Jo Ann Albers, RN

Northwest Kidney Centers’ first dialysis nurse

 

Connie Anderson, RN

Vice president of clincial operations at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Bill Bowden

Social services manager at Northwest Kidney Centers, retired

 

Denise Cobb, RN

Clinical information nurse specialist at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Jack Cole

Dialysis laboratory manager and artificial organ researcher at University of Washington, board member at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Todd Hansen

Maintenance engineer on the Plant Operations team at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Dr. Bob Hegstrom

Nephrologist and dialysis pioneer

 

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb

Director of the Kidney Research Institute

 

Dr. Mike Kelly

Nephrologist, medical director and board member at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Brian Loeppky, RN

Director of Northwest Kidney Centers’ Hospital Services, retired

 

Sharon Pahlka

Early dialysis patient at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Dr. John Stivelman

Emeritus chief medical officer at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Deb Tinnesand, RN and Will Tinnesand, RN

Nurses at Northwest Kidney Centers

 

Susan Vukich

Mother of Caroline Helm, the world’s first home dialysis patient