The future of kidney care

Every year, our annual report provides an opportunity to stop and reflect on the many accomplishments of the past year. There is so much to be grateful for – completing our 60th anniversary celebration, honoring our volunteer board and expanding our reach to deliver quality, compassionate care to more people impacted by kidney disease.

As we closed out our celebration of Northwest Kidney Centers’ first 60 years, we turned our attention to the future, to building the roadmap on how we bring to life our vision of creating a world where kidney disease no longer inhibits people from living their best lives.

This roadmap is represented in our strategic plan, which lays out the steps we will take to move us closer to achieving our bold vision. This plan will drive outcomes that are good for our patients, our people and our community.

We are committed to delivering equitable, innovative, and person-centered care to our patients; to investing in staff so they can stay, grow, and find fulfilling, mission-driven careers; and to meeting the greatest needs of our community through our financial strength and innovative partnerships.

You, our extended Northwest Kidney Centers community, will be instrumental in the success of this plan in the coming year and beyond. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff, passionate partners and steadfast supporters. Together, we will build a future where our impact extends far beyond the walls of our facilities, touching the lives of countless individuals and families.

Rebecca Fox

President and CEO

Mickey Kelly, Home Peritoneal Dialysis Patient

Taking charge of life

“Dialysis doesn’t mean you can’t live a long life,” said Mickey Kelley, Northwest Kidney Centers peritoneal dialysis patient. “It’s not a death sentence, but a part of life.”

Mickey’s kidney problems stem from a rare type of infant diabetes, which has plagued her family for six generations. Her dialysis journey started with in-center hemodialysis three times a week. She later switched to peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home for the added flexibility it afforded her to do the things she loves like play guitar and travel, as well as the ability to take charge of her treatments.

“Northwest Kidney Centers does its part, but that won’t matter if I don’t do my part,” she said. “You have to want to live.”

What we are grateful for

Growing to serve more patients

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We opened two new state-of-the-art clinics in Port Angeles and in the Panther Lake area of Kent. Combined, these new facilities will help us serve more than 120 in-center patients, provide dedicated training space for home patients and offer free community health classes.


We also broke ground on our new flagship facility near downtown Seattle in the Yesler Terrace community. It will have 46 dialysis stations, nine home dialysis training rooms, and community-education space, giving us the ability to serve more than 300 in-center dialysis patients and provide training, education and monthly support to 125 patients who dialyze at home.

Pictured: Northwest Kidney Centers Port Angeles

Reaching new heights in fundraising

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Our 60th Anniversary Discovery Gala successfully raised more than $1 million – a first for Northwest Kidney Centers! Proceeds from the gala make possible equitable patient care and transformative kidney research through support of the University of Washington. We are so thankful for our generous sponsors and donors for making it a memorable event.

Pictured: Guests at the Discovery Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle on Oct. 15, 2022. 

Sharing our best-in-care model with national leaders

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We had the distinct honor of hosting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and members of her team at Northwest Kidney Centers.


Administrator Brooks-LaSure spent time touring our special care unit, home training hub and dialysis museum. During an in-depth meeting, we shared the challenges faced by nonprofit kidney care providers and discussed ways we can collaborate with CMS to strengthen health equity, policy, and reimbursement to better support our staff and patients.

Pictured: Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and members of her team visited Northwest Kidney Centers. We were chosen as the first dialysis facility for the Administrator to visit since she began her role.

Our volunteer leadership

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We bid farewell to five extraordinary individuals whose terms on the Northwest Kidney Centers board came to an end on June 30th. We extend our deepest gratitude to Raj Mehrotra, MD; Rich Bloch, Russ Stepp, Chris Seel, and Meredith Matthews, MD; for their generosity, dedication and passion. They have left an indelible mark on our organization, and we are forever grateful for their contributions.

Pictured: Board member Russ Stepp of Stepp Consulting and Vice President of Development Marsha Heaton at the Board of Trustees meeting held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Ensuring access for patients

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A delegation of Northwest Kidney Centers leaders, staff, donors and volunteers spent the day in Olympia meeting with Washington state legislators to advocate on behalf of kidney patients.

Our efforts, combined with others in the dialysis space, resulted in a 30% increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for dialysis patients, marking the first time the rate has been increased since 2006.

Pictured: Day in Olympia, Jan. 17, 2023. Front row: Bryan Rush, Suzanne Watnick, Stephanie Pitts, Rebecca Fox, Tess Morgan, Debbie Treen. Back row: Daintry Price, Marsha Heaton, Syrenka Slettebak, Candace Cruz, Nellie Hammonds, Mary Grennan, Anders Nappe.

Driving better health outcomes for more patients

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Home dialysis can have a number of benefits for patients, including more flexibility, fewer food restrictions and better outcomes. We are thrilled to have achieved 16% growth in our home program. Now more than 19% of our patients dialyze at home – far exceeding the national average.

Pictured: Home patient Lisa Ward








Patients who dialyze at home




Chronic Kidney Disease education participants


Community members reached









Patients on transplant waitlist


Research participants

*Data from Jan. 2022-Dec. 2022

Access for all

Quality care isn’t a privilege, it is a right. Every day at Northwest Kidney Centers, we work to increase opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who they are, where they live or how much money they make. Better data helps us drive better outcomes.


Your donations at work

Every donation has tremendous impact on the lives of those affected by kidney disease. Donations support patient care services, kidney health education, research and so much more.

$2.21 million






Where donors directed their dollars

16% 22% 61% Greatest Need $1,349,285.54 Research $483,447.73 Patient Support & Uncompensated Dialysis $357,189.61 Other $20,313.01 (less than 1%) Facilities & Equipment $1,322.97 (less than 1%)

Thank you to our donors for their incredible generosity

Annual donations from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Scribner Trailblazer


Aldrich + Associates, Inc.
Dr. Christopher R. Blagg^
Estate of Catherine G. Chism



Ascend Clinical, LLC
Pamela and Bill Ayer
The Estate of Nancy Hewitt Spaeth, RN
Fresenius Medical Care
Harry L. and Clare Cayo Wilson Trust
John Moffitt Foundation
Kidney Research Institute
Eric Ledoux and Gary Lee Johns, II
Premera Blue Cross
UW Medicine Division of Nephrology



AHT Insurance
Alaska Airlines
Chris Andrews and Sarah Martinez
Anonymous (2)
Paula Begoun
Brenda J. Berg
Arthur S. Burrill
Gary and Catherine Bylund
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Rebecca J. Day, RN
Timothy H. Dellit, MD, and Elizabeth McNamara, MN, RN
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Auburn Aerie #2298
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Renton Aerie #1722
Mahlum Architects, Inc.
Tom and Stacy Montemayor
Cheryl J. Murray
Santiago Neme, MD
Paul M. Anderson Foundation
Daintry Price
Providence Health Plan
Satellite Healthcare
Seattle Children’s
Swedish Medical Center
Kent and Debbie Treen
USI Insurance Services
Claire and Jim Verity
Viking Cruises
Joan Sherman Watjen Foundation
Ron and Dawn Wilander



Apex Foundation
Arcora Foundation
Boeschoten Charitable Foundation
Jevon Boudreaux
Michael and Silvia Cheung
Rebecca Cheung
Christopher R. Kelly Family Foundation
Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
Gary Cooper
Cyrus Cryst, MD and Ann Merryfield
Ian de Boer, MD and Dobrina Okorn, MD
Anita and Andre Dick, MD
Cynthia Dold
Peter and Sharlee Eising
Laura Fitzgerald
Bruce Forcum
Rebecca Fox
Frank Fung, MD
Richard and Jeannine Greaves
Healthpeak Properties
Marsha Heaton
Suzanne B. Heller
Kermit and Jenny Hollinger
Robert G. Homchick
The Jean K. Lafromboise Foundation
Michael R. Kelly, MD
Sommer Kleweno-Walley
Robin Larmer
Jasen Lawrence and Rebecca Behailu
Fu-Kuen Lin, PhD
Lucky Seven Foundation
Steven and Janice Malos
Jake and Aurelie McKinstry
Raj Mehrotra, MD and Kushi Mehrotra, MD
Beth M. Meidinger
Microsoft Matching Gifts
Douglas Ross and Claudia Sanders
Hien Pham, MD and Hien M. Vo
Stephanie Pitts
Lauren and Sanjit Reddy, MD
Regence BlueShield
Patricia Ruth and Jon Rosen
Angelique Sabin
Safeway Inc., Seattle Division
Stirrett Johnsen, Inc.
Toshiko Sunohara
UW Medicine
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Suzanne G. Watnick, MD
Jacqui and Jerry Weber
Susan R. Ziegman
ZRG Partners



Melida and Mostafa Ahanchi
Darby and Zach Allen
Lee and Connie Anderson, RN
Mike Angrick
Anonymous (4)
Nisha Bansal, MD and Sekar Velu
Barrett Barnett
Holly Barrett
Shailender Batia
PJ and Nora Bauser
Marisa Benich and Stephen Reading
Tina Block
Emily and Christopher Blosser, MD
Andrew and Brenda Bor
Lindsay Bowker
Jenn and John Brenner
Ru-Chien and Andy Brockenbrough, MD
Jean and Ned Brockenbrough, MD
Celia and Steven Brown
Scott and Linda Bruneel
Butler Wine Tours
Kathleen M. Cannon
Dino Capone
The Carrie Bowman Charitable Fund
Audil Chaudhry
Edwin S. Chin, MD
Wallace and Deanna Chinn
Calvin Choe
Vicki Christophersen
Barbara and Mark Colter
Community Health Plan of Washington
Dan and Gena Cook
John and Lori Copeland
Sarah Cordeiro
Del Enterprises of Washington, Inc.
Colin Delrosario
David Denhart
Sean Doull
Nancy and Dominick Driano, Jr.
Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Christian Fitzgerald
Joseph T. Flynn, MD
Denise Gabel and Jamie Dedmon
Tyler Gaffney
Lara Gale
Nathaniel and Courtney Gerlich
Robyn Grad
Clayton and Robin Graham
Teresa L. Graham, RN
Christine M. Gray
Hart and Laura Green
Betty C. Halvorson
Kristi Hansen
Robert D. Harrington, MD
David and Leah Haseley, MD
Chris Hatfield
Health Facilities Planning & Development
Laurie Heilmann and Brian Robertson
Katie Henry
Rene I. Herradura
Highland Associates, Inc.
Andy Hoofnagle
Dr. Reuben G. Hudson, MD
Shannon and Troy Hull, DMD
Elizabeth G. Isaacson
Robert D. Jaffe, MD and Susan Isaacson, DDS
Greg Jas
Nate and Jessica Jensen
John Y and Reiko E Sato Foundation
Maureen and Warren Johnson
Barbara Jung, MD
Larry Kessler, ScD and Bonnie Berk
Alan Khedairy
Penelope W. Koch
Sheila H. Koyama
Trish Kritek
Kristen and Max Kurland
Judy and Myron Landin
Cheryl Landis
Kevin Larry
Annalise Latting
Diane and Brian Lawson
Katrina Lee and Brendon Inman
Nickie and Karl Lee
Philip Lemoine
Keith Lester
Lishan Lin
Lori and Patrick Linke
Jen and Matt Mahler
Lisa McCann
Jeff and Shawn Merritt
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Minorchio
Judy and Bill Moritz
Sherry L. Morris, MD and Reid Harris
Jennifer Mounsey
Paramita Mukherjee, MD and Sharat Shroff
Mike and Erane Myint
Edith Nash
Frances and Harry Nishimoto
Kevin and Megan Nolan
North Mason Ladies Eagles #4226
Placida and Rex Ochi, MD
Kathy O’Driscoll
Allie Okner
Ernie and Janice Omri, RN
Burton Orme, MD
Mark and Keiley Ostrow
Andrew Perry, MD
Robert Perry
Julie and Debra Peterson
Wilhelm Pettersson
JoEtta V. Pokorny, RN
Susan and James Powell
Mary Elizabeth Preslar
Caroline and Bill Raffo, MD
Mary Kay and Dick Randall
Melina T. Randall, RN
Cheryl and Buddy Ratner, PhD
RBC Wealth Management
Jeffrey and Katie Richey
Hyun Hee Rim, RN
James Frazer Roark M.D.
John Rodgers
Kyle Rolfe
Heidi and Marcos Roy
Carolyn and Van Rue
Kenneth and Bea Saito
Faye Sarkowsky
Colleen Swift Schafer
Anneliese Schleyer and Peregrin Spielholz
The Seattle Foundation
Seattle Mariners
Michelle and M. Brendan Shannon, MD
Elaine Shimono
Syrenka Slettebak
Thomas Staiger
Eric Stefanik
Bill Stokes
Michael Sutters, MD and Yasmina Mobarek, PhD
Elizabeth Taska
Andrew Thomas
Stephanie Thompson
Marlene J. Trees
Kathryn Treit, MD
Grace and Pete Tsuchikawa
Amy Tu
Unjoo Vander Wouden
John Vandermay, RN
Joanne Vesta Price
Jeff and Lindsie Vizethann
Dale and Sally Walker
Tracy Wellington, RN
Jake Woland
Grace Young

Why I give

Lauren and Sanjit Reddy, MD

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“In working with Northwest Kidney Centers, we are fortunate to witness the caring and compassionate care team at work and are proud to support all they do.”

Lauren and Sanjit Reddy, MD, Innovators

Andy T. Brockenbrough, MD and Ru-Chien Brockenbrough, MD

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“We’re proud to support an organization that puts patient care at the center of all they do.”

Andy T. Brockenbrough, MD and Ru-Chien Brockenbrough, MD, Advocates

Melida and Mostafa Ahanchi

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“We are thankful for Northwest Kidney Centers and all they do for patients in their time of need. I know by my own personal experience everything they do. God has given us the ability to give and to be joyful givers so we give from our hearts.”

Melida and Mostafa Ahanchi, Advocates


$139.0 million


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

$3.1 million

Support for our community

Includes support of the University of Washington and the Kidney Research Institute.

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%