Hospital Services

Northwest Kidney Centers has provided dialysis to patients in King County-area hospitals since 1981.

Collaboration in kidney care

We work with nephrologists across the greater Seattle area to provide dialysis services that meet the standards and expectations of physicians whose patients are in the hospital.


Our expert team

In addition to operating stand-alone dialysis centers, Northwest Kidney Centers has a 70-member hospital services staff that provides over 10,000 dialysis treatments a year within eight hospitals. The team is led by medical director Suzanne Watnick, MD and clinical director Tracy Wellington, MN, RN.


Hospitals we serve

  • Evergreen Healthcare
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Overlake Medical Center
  • Swedish Medical Center — Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Medical Center — Edmonds
  • Swedish Medical Center — Issaquah
  • University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest
  • Valley Medical Center


Services we offer

  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis with citrate anticoagulation
  • Pump ultrafiltration
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Peritoneal dialysis

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Recognized for excellence

Our hospital services department has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval for health care staffing services from The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

The Joint Commission reviews how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their employees, how they place them and how they monitor performance. The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-certified organization by calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing

Michele Sacco, the Joint Commission’s executive director of health care staffing services certification, had the following to say about Northwest Kidney Centers:

“Health care organizations that contract with Northwest Kidney Centers can look to this certification as an assurance that NKC demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services.”

Learn more about our hospital services

Contact us to learn more about our team and the services we provide. Call 1-855-292-3045 to speak to an administrative member of our hospital services team.


From left, RN supervisor Anna Marie Dugger, RN, dialysis technician Jonalyn Carpio, Maria Alfonso, RN, and Clinical Director of Hospital Services Tracy Wellington, MN, RN at Harborview Medical Center.