Northwest Kidney Centers reassigns leaders in clinical operations



Northwest Kidney Centers reassigns leaders in clinical operations

Seattle, WA (June 5, 2015): Northwest Kidney Centers, a nonprofit that provides 80 percent of the dialysis care in King and Clallam counties, has promoted three leaders in its clinical operations.

tosha whitleyTosha Whitley, RN, is now clinical director of quality initiatives at Northwest Kidney Centers. She manages the overall quality improvement process and works on the vascular access, infection prevention, and hospitalization task forces. She also serves as the physician liaison for the organization. She has been at Northwest Kidney Centers since 2006, as nurse manager at the Lake City clinic and as clinical director for three Eastside clinics. She attended Everett Community College and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree through Western Governors University. She is a resident of Snohomish.

chris groveChris Grove, RN, who lives in Monroe, now is clinical director of management education and regulations at  Northwest Kidney Centers. In this role she will oversee ongoing compliance with Medicare and Medicaid standards, as well as orientation for clinical managers. Grove received her nursing degree from Portland Community College. She worked at Legacy Health in Portland and Puget Sound Kidney Center in Everett before joining Northwest Kidney Centers in 1999 as a nurse.

cindy blackCindy Black, RN, of Coupeville, is now clinical director at Northwest Kidney Centers’ Kirkland, Lake City, Lake Washington, Port Angeles, Northgate and West Seattle clinics. She began her career in dialysis as a technician in 1985, then worked as a nurse and manager at Puget Sound Kidney Center before joining Northwest Kidney Centers as a clinical nurse manager in 1999. She received her nursing degrees from Skagit Valley College and University of Phoenix.

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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