Northwest Kidney Centers names two director-level executives



Northwest Kidney Centers names two director-level executives

Seattle, WA (Nov. 3, 2015): Northwest Kidney Centers, a nonprofit that provides 80 percent of the dialysis care in King and Clallam counties, has named two people to director responsibilities.

Louise-KatoLouise Kato has been appointed to a new position as patient quality of life services director. She oversees social services, admitting and the chaplain. She formerly worked for the Swedish organ transplant program and Virginia Mason Medical Center’s transplant department. She lives in south Seattle.


Debra-MarcellaDebra Marcella has been named clinical director, overseeing three dialysis clinics on First Hill in Seattle plus clinics in Enumclaw, SeaTac and Snoqualmie. Marcella began work at Northwest Kidney Centers in 2003 as a nurse at the Renton clinic. There she oriented University of Washington renal fellows and nursing students. In 2013 she became manager of a newly opened clinic in Enumclaw. Marcella lives in Maple Valley.


Northwest Kidney Centers is a regional, not-for-profit, community-based provider of kidney dialysis, public health education, and research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world’s first dialysis organization. It remains a model in the field because of its high quality services, community connections and generous donor support.

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