Northwest Kidney Centers, the country’s eighth largest dialysis provider, has opened two outpatient clinics in Federal Way.
“This expansion in South King County reflects the growing need in the area for treatment of chronic kidney failure,” said Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of the nonprofit healthcare provider. “We’re seeing a big demand due to increases in diabetes and high blood pressure, the most common causes of kidney failure.”
The clinic located at 33820 Weyerhaeuser Way South has the capacity to serve up to 100 patients and can provide more than 15,000 treatments annually at 14 dialysis stations. This clinic, also known as Federal Way East, will employ 16 staff members at full operation.
The second clinic, known as the Federal Way West Campus and located at 501 South 336th Street, can serve up to 50 patients and provide about 7,800 treatments per year at seven dialysis stations. At full operation, this clinic will employ eight people.
Both facilities feature training suites where patients can learn about home dialysis.
Northwest Kidney Centers was founded 56 years ago as the first dialysis organization in the world. It currently treats more than 1,700 people experiencing chronic kidney failure and serves four out of five people in need of dialysis in the Puget Sound region.