Northwest Kidney Centers hires new VP of People and Culture

Seattle, WA (March 28, 2024): Northwest Kidney Centers has hired Patricia Hudson as Vice President of People and Culture to support the non-profit dialysis provider’s human resources efforts.

In her new role, Hudson will provide strategic direction and leadership to align people initiatives and programs with Northwest Kidney Centers’ overall business goals and vision.

Hudson most recently directed human resources and operations at SEIU 775. She brings a wealth of experience in equity, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, labor relations, training and development, organizational strategy and design, succession planning, and performance management.

“Patricia brings extensive expertise, leadership, and energy to this role, and she’s already making an impact. Having someone of her caliber on our team will further strengthen our organization’s ability to deliver exceptional patient care for those with kidney disease, while continuing to create an environment where our staff can thrive, personally and professionally,” said Northwest Kidney Centers CEO and President Rebecca Fox.

Northwest Kidney Centers is a not-for-profit, community-based provider of kidney dialysis that works to expand access to better health outcomes through public health education and support of research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world’s first outpatient dialysis organization and today is the eighth-largest dialysis provider in the United States, serving nearly 2,000 patients a year in 20 dialysis centers and eight hospitals in the Puget Sound region.

Northwest Kidney Centers’ mission is to promote the optimal health, quality of life and independence of people with kidney disease. Its patients have access to the first-in-the-nation kidney palliative care program, as well as an outpatient pharmacy staffed by kidney specialists. Through its long-standing partnership with the University of Washington, Northwest Kidney Centers helped establish the Kidney Research Institute and the Center for Dialysis Innovation in support of new treatments and discoveries to better patients’ lives. For more information, visit