Northwest Kidney Centers, Clallam County’s only provider of life-sustaining kidney dialysis, will open its new Port Angeles dialysis clinic on Nov. 1, 2022. The new 8,500-square-foot clinic is at 707 S. Chase St., Port Angeles – where the shuttered Olympic Skate Center previously stood. It will replace the current clinic, at 809 Georgiana Street.
The new clinic will provide out-patient dialysis, feature dedicated training space for home dialysis patients, and offer free community health classes.
“We are honored to be a part of the Port Angeles community and we are excited that our patients in Clallam County will receive care in this state-of-the-art clinic,” said Northwest Kidney Centers CEO Rebecca Fox. “With this new and expanded facility, we will be better able to support our in-center dialysis patients and increase our ability to train and support those who dialyze at home.”
The media, current and future patients, and the community are invited to an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1. It will feature a short program, clinic tours, and a chance to meet staff.
The clinic will accommodate 60 patients to visit three times a week for dialysis treatments that take about four hours each time. Northwest Kidney Centers staff members also hope to train and support more patients who are interested and able to give themselves dialysis at home. In addition, a classroom will provide space for free community classes to help people at any stage of kidney disease optimize their health, quality of life and independence.
The new clinic was designed by Mahlum Architects and the general contractor was Aldrich & Associates.
Dr. Cyrus Cryst is the medical director, Tosha Mackness, RN, is the clinical director, and Hyun Ree Rim, RN is the nurse manager of the Port Angeles clinic.