Rebecca Fox, President and CEO

Stronger together

Care, compassion and the shared commitment to provide a better quality of life for those with kidney disease have been at the heart of Northwest Kidney Centers for nearly six decades. Our mission to serve patients across the spectrum of kidney disease has been tested in times of uncertainty, but every time, we emerged stronger and more committed.

COVID-19’s continued presence in our community took a particular toll on people living with kidney disease and those in the healthcare field. Our staff worked tirelessly to provide safe, life-sustaining care to our patients all while doing their part to keep themselves and their families safe. In March we invited our patients, staff, volunteers, and community partners to reflect on the lives lost to COVID-19 during our Day of Remembrance Ceremony. We honor Northwest Kidney Centers patients who we lost to this virus with a memorial tree planting and reflection space outside our Burien clinic.

Despite the ups and downs of the year, our patients were always at the center of the organization. We are pleased to share that our patients repeatedly score our services high on patient surveys and year-after-year, we receive 4 out of 5 stars for quality from Medicare.

The generosity of our donors and the selflessness of our volunteers buoyed us as we remained steadfast in our mission to provide life-saving dialysis treatment during a pandemic, help those in early stages of kidney disease, and invest in new treatments and therapies. Our Palliative Care Program, which is 100% donor funded, provides critical emotional, physical and spiritual support for our patients and we are so proud of this one-of-a-kind program. You can read more about it here.

We began a journey to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all feel they can bring their true and authentic self. Our recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Juneteenth, and LGBTQIA+ Pride is just the beginning. There is more work to do to steward this important initiative.

The continued support of our community, together with our dedicated staff, is what has made Northwest Kidney Centers strong and resilient in the face of adversity. Thank you.

Patient Thank You

Patient-Centered Care


We are committed to providing greater access to care and to addressing the disparities that impact our patients.
Click here to learn more about the patients we serve.

Overall Performance

78% of patients give us high marks

Staff Rating

73% of patients give our staff high ratings

Transplant Rate

55% higher than national average

“The people at Northwest Kidney Centers have changed my attitude about life. Without them, I wouldn’t be alive.”

– Leroy Ambrose, patient

Working With a Purpose




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Research Participants

Advancing Our Mission

Your gifts supported patient care and programs such as Northwest Kidney Centers Palliative Care Program, transformative research through the Kidney Research Institute and the Center for Dialysis Innovation, employee scholarships and so much more.

$4.2 Million

Total Amount of Gifts


Bequest Gifts


Tribute Gifts

Donor Honor Roll


How your gifts were spent

Program Spotlight: Palliative Care

Financial Results

Our revenue comes from payments for dialysis treatments, earnings on investments and philanthropic gifts.

$136.7 Million

Total Revenue


$3.2 Million

Community Benefits

Including gifts and grants to the Kidney Research Institute & Center for Dialysis Innovation

Your community partner

Northwest Kidney Centers is committed to improving the lives of those with kidney disease and providing greater access to care.


Make a Gift

Northwest Kidney Centers gratefully acknowledges the individuals, corporations and foundations for their generous gifts and pledges received between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Gifts of $100,000 +

Premera Blue Cross
Estate of Betty J. Proctor
State of Washington

Gifts of $50,000 – $99,999

Aldrich + Associates, Inc.
Ascend Clinical, LLC
Fresenius Medical Care
Kidney Research Institute
Eric Ledoux and
Gary Lee Johns, II
Harry L. and
Clare Cayo Wilson Trust

Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Employees Community Fund
of Boeing Puget Sound
UW Medicine

Gifts of $10,000 – $24,999

AHT Insurance
B. Braun Medical Inc.
Arthur S. Burrill
Estate of Catherine G. Chism
Community Foundation
of South Puget Sound
Robert G. Homchick
Gary and Parul Houlahan
Tom and Stacy Montemayor
Puget Sound Kidney Centers
Estate of Elizabeth B. Ruthford
Seattle Children’s
Diane Elizabeth Silbaugh Trust
Swedish Medical Center
Kent and Debbie Treen
USI Insurance Services
UW Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Via Healthcare Consulting

Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

Melida and Mostafa Ahanchi
Alaska Airlines
Brenda J. Berg
Boeschoten Foundation
Business Learning
Gary and Catherine Bylund
Michael and Silvia Cheung
Jody and Larry Clovis
Bruce Forcum
Heritage Bank
Deborah and
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
Christopher R. Kelly
Family Foundation
Michael R. Kelly, MD
Jean K. Lafromboise
Jasen Lawrence
Diane and Brian Lawson
Fu-Kuen Lin, PhD
Mahlum Architects, Inc.
Steven and Janice Malos
Todd and Cheryl Marangon
Debra Marcella, RN
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD and
Kushi Mehrotra, MD
Microsoft Corporation
Janette Morantes
Judy and Bill Moritz
Daniel and Jane Pryor
Cheryl and Buddy Ratner, PhD
Douglas Ross and
Claudia Sanders
John and Cathy Schuh
Spectrum Development
Transplant Genomics
Michael Triompo
Joan Watjen

Gifts of $1,000 – $4,999

Anonymous (3)
AAA Printing
Brett and Ellen Alkan
Arthur Eric Anderson, MD and
Linda Anderson, MD
Lee and Connie Anderson, RN
Lisa Antonio, MD and
Matt Fiske
Arcora Foundation
Lisa Bancroft
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Estate of James E. Bauman
PJ and Nora Bauser
Richard and Diane Bloch
Andrew and Brenda Bor
Bill and Ann Bowden
Carrie Bowman
Jenn and John Brenner
Celia and Steve Browne
Collette M. Bullis
Cascadia Content
Russell L. Castner, DDS
Sarah H. Cave
Edwin S. Chin, MD
Copiers Northwest, Inc.
Cyrus Cryst, MD and
Ann E. Merryfield
Del Enterprises of
Washington, Inc.
Annemarie C. Dooley, MD
Drees of Olympia
Nancy and
Dominick Driano, Jr.
Kenneth and Pamela Eakes
Eastside Nephrology and
Hypertension, PLLC
Peter and Sharlee Eising
Phelps and Christel Fisher
Hank and Lisa Florence, MD
Joseph T. Flynn, MD
Brian and Julie Forcum
Rebecca Fox
Benjamin Freedman, PhD and
Hongxia Fu, PhD
Frank Fung, MD
Pat Woodruff Gaillard
Lynn and Mike Garvey
Nathaniel and
Courtney Gerlich
Teresa L. Graham, RN
Richard and Jeannine Greaves
Yoshio N. Hall, MD and
Keiko Hikino
Scott Hansen
David and Leah Haseley, MD
Terrill and
Jennifer Hendrickson
Rene I. Herradura
Lee Hickok, MD and
Sharon Loomis, MD
Highland Associates, Inc.
Sangeeta Hingorani, MD and
Charles Birnbach, MD
Kermit and Jenny Hollinger
Howisey Charitable Fund
Daniel Hu, MD
Interior Wood Products, LLC
Joyce F. and
Craig Jackson, MD
Robert D. Jaffe, MD and
Susan Isaacson, DDS
Kaj H. Johansen, MD
Melissa and Dennis Johnson
Larry Kessler, ScD and
Bonnie Berk
Kick Spark Creative, LLC
Penelope W. Koch
Daniel LaFond
Cheryl Landis
Jamie LaNoue
Nickie and Karl Lee
Philip Lemoine
James and Sandra Liming
Gloria A. Lomax
Hoy and Mee Look
Kenneth Mapp and
Karen Dunn
Beth M. Meidinger
Thomas and Brenda Melang
Barry G. Miller
In memory of Melvin N. Miller
and Jennifer R. Miller
Sherry L. Morris, MD and
Reid Harris
Paramita Mukherjee, MD and
Sharat Shroff
Laura Nepute, RN
Nyhus Communications
Placida and Rex Ochi, MD
Ernie and Janice Omri, RN
Burton Orme, MD
Mark and Keiley Ostrow
Anthony Palzer
Mary Lou and Sam Pederson
Judy G. Poll
Arnie and Deb Prentice
Mary Elizabeth Preslar
Daintry Price
Alvin Raines
Melina T. Randall, RN
RBC Wealth Management
Sanjit Reddy, MD
Jeff and Katie Richey
Hyun Hee Rim, RN
Jean B. Rolfe
Faye and Herman Sarkowsky
Schedulewise, LLC
Doug Seto
Sign Associates, Inc.
Amanda Son, RN
Nancy Hewitt Spaeth, RN
Irene Sprague, RN
Stepp Consulting, Inc.
Stirrett Johnsen, Inc.
Toshiko Sunohara
Michael Sutters, MD and
Yasmina Mobarek, PhD
Colleen Swift Schafer
Randall and Jeanne Swift
Maggie Taylor and Bob Elliott
Marlene J. Trees
Kathryn Treit, MD
Ned and Joyce Turner
John Vandermay, RN
Dale and Sally Walker
Suzanne Gwen Watnick, MD
Jacqui and Jerry Weber
West Monroe
Lindsay Williamson


Bequest Gifts

Anonymous (14)
Lee and Connie Anderson, RN
Evelyn Bequette
Dr. Christopher R. Blagg
Richard and Diane Bloch
Merlin and Dianne Cavender
Sonja Coffman
Carol A. Cramer
Cyrus Cryst, MD and Ann E. Merryfield
John* and Jean Derrig
Lois Jean Eastman-Swenson
MaryAnn Eschbach
Pat Woodruff Gaillard
Amanda Goll
Gary and Parul Houlahan
Joyce F. Jackson
Dorothy Kewley
Florence N. Kirrage
Gloria Lomax
James and Jeanne* Manning
Dawn Marsh
Arnie Mayer
Thomas and Karen Mitchell
Ruellene Morganti
Judy and Bill Moritz
Sharon M. Pahlka
William Parkinson
Jane Pryor
Peter Raffa
Larry O. Richards
Colleen Swift Schafer
Annette K. Siversen
Greg and Ruth Sneed
Nancy H. Spaeth, RN
John C. Stivelman, MD
Luth M. Tenorio, PhD, RN
Dale and Sally Walker
Ruth E. Wise
Ronald C. Wittock


Tribute Gifts

In honor

Elizabeth L. Ayer
Pam L. Ayer
Paul Blakes
Thomas E. Melang
Jane Pryor
Subash Rani
Bryan Rush
Diane Schmelz
Wei Zhou

In memory

Ginger Alexander
Delbert B. Anderson
Jeremiah Beckwith
Don N. Bergquist
Farris B. Bishai
Alton Brand
Raymond H. Carr
Iris Clay
Max Cossalter
A great Dad
Benjamin M. Del Donno
John F. Derrig
Anna B. Driano
Sara Eakins
Valerie K. Elliott
Tom Erickson
Jane L. Ferguson
Ken E. Frazier
Beverly Furse
Betsinda Gacek
Gregory R. Gleason
Douglas Godfrey
William E. Hawkins
Jeffrey A. Hays
Shirley I. Hines
Jacqueline Hughes-Roland
Stanley J. Iwata
Lauren E. Jacox
Martha A. Jasper
Paul Kaplan
Amy E. Kato
Archie S. Katz
Clem King
Henry A. Kumasaka
Louise Kwiatkowski
Roger S. Lerner
John W. McCallum
Marilyn L. Miller
Betty K. Nishikawa Harrison
Shahin Nourizadeh
Dean Olsen
Darren Patillo
Jack E. Pitcher
Betty G. Rennert
Consolacion Rivera
John P. Sacco
Stanley A. Schafer
Susan I. Silberman
Dave and Julie Smith
Dan Somphet
Kay Spelman
Trula Stafford
Darlene K. Thompson
Lynn Tobin
Dong Van Huynh
Jan Walker
Valerie Wise
LaVerne A. Wittock
Haruko Yamada
Kenji Yamada

Patient-Reported Races

White 44%

AAPI 24%

Black 16%

Other 16%



18-40 8%

40-50 11%

50-60 21%

60-70 25%

70-80 22%

80+ 13%


Causes of Kidney Failure

Diabetes 49%

Hypertension 16%

All Other 35%