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Northwest Renal Network
Northwest Renal Network
4702 42nd Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116
fax: (206) 923-0716
CROWNWeb Help: (206) 935-3994
Toll-Free Line for Patients Only: (800) 262-1514
Northwest Renal Network is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote optimal dialysis and
transplant care for kidney patients in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Who We Are and What We Do
includes links to our Annual Reports.
Here is a copy of the introductory letter that we send to all
Our Emergency Preparedness page contains links to information useful to both patients and to facilities.   Emergency facility closures nation-wide are centralized at http://www.dialysisunits.com/, but from time to time we may also add local information on facility closures at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/facilities.htm.
Issues of Network Consumer News, our newsletter for patients, family, and friends, are indexed at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/P/NCN.htm.   More information for patients can be found on our For Patients page.
Our latest 16 Network News newsletter for providers includes articles on CROWNWeb, Network AVF Rates, Dialysis Facility Compare, and Network Board of Director nominations, as well as notes about Dialysis Facility Reports and project schedules.   See also our For Clinical Staff page for more information useful to providers and professionals, our Conditions for Coverage page for the latest news on the new 2008 Dialysis Conditions for Coverage, and our Information Management page for facility Data Coordinators.
Northwest Renal Network is an active participant in the Fistula First Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative for increasing the use of AVFistulas.   Our Fistula First page includes a long list of resources for both patients and professional staff.
Our News Bulletins page keeps up with major news about kidney dialysis and transplantation. Our For Patients and For Clinical Staff pages summarize news and links to other resources of interest to patients and professional staff respectively, while our Links to Resources page connects you to other websites that are useful for both patients and staff.   Don't miss RenalWEB, an excellent, comprehensive additional resource.
Explore some of our Summary Statistics and Reports, including Annual ESRD Incidence, Annual Dialysis Prevalence, Clinical Performance Measures and Network Goals, Dialysis Facility Reports Summary, and Health Planning Data or Dialysis Modality Reports, a quarterly patient census.
We also have a page for renal-related Job Openings in the Northwest.
You can Locate a Facility
here for dialysis or kidney transplant in our five-state region, compare it to other facilities at
Dialysis Facility Compare, and check for
facility closure in the national database and in our
local closure bulletins.
The Nephron Facility Database stores information on facilities outside
the Network area, and lists the services offered by each facility.
For information on other Networks, and on the overall Network program, please see the websites of the
ESRD Network Coordinating Council, and the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Network responds to questions or concerns from patients and staff about the quality of care, and has a formal grievance process.   We've included a page on The Role of Northwest Renal Network in Handling Complaints and Grievances, a statement of Patient's Rights, and a list of State Survey Agency and CMS contacts.
Please call us if you find this site useful, if you have ideas for improving it, or if you find a broken link, typo, or other problem.
Page updated February 24, 2012
This website is designed and maintained by Northwest Renal Network while under contract with the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland,
Contract #HHSM-500-2006-NW016C.   The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.