(Feb. 26, 2019): Northwest Kidney Centers, the community-based nonprofit that sustains the lives of more people than any other King County dialysis provider, has opened its first clinic in Pierce County.
The new clinic is at 6021 12th St. E., Suite 100, Fife.
Up to 60 patients will visit three times a week for blood-cleansing dialysis treatments. A typical treatment takes about four hours. For people with chronic kidney failure, only dialysis or a kidney transplant will allow them to survive.
“We are happy to join the Pierce County medical community,” said Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers. “There is a high incidence of kidney disease in the South Puget Sound region. We want to make sure that people have good treatment alternatives when they need them.”
In addition to administering dialysis treatments, the 9,660-square-foot clinic will include space to train patients to do self-dialysis on their own at home, and to visit for monthly checkups.
The Fife clinic was designed by Salus Architecture and interior construction was by general contractor Aldrich + Associates.
The clinic can provide up to 9,400 treatments per year. When it is at full operation, it will be open six days a week, including Saturday.
The medical director is Dr. Anne Pesenson. The clinical director is Shelley Bromstrup, RN and the nurse manager is Rachel Becker, RN.
The Fife clinic is the third Northwest Kidney Centers facility to open in the South Puget Sound region since spring of 2018. Two dialysis clinics opened in Federal Way last year, at 33820 Weyerhaeuser Way S. and at 501 S. 336th St, for a total of 18 clinics.