The Northwest Kidney Center clinic, at 707 S. Chase St. in Port Angeles, will hold an open house on Nov. 1. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Northwest Kidney Center clinic, at 707 S. Chase St. in Port Angeles, will hold an open house on Nov. 1. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Northwest Kidney Centers plans open house

Event set for Nov. 1

PORT ANGELES — Northwest Kidney Centers is moving across town.

Clallam County’s only provider of kidney dialysis will open its new Port Angeles dialysis clinic on Nov. 1 with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for patients and members of the community.

The new 8,500-square-foot clinic is at 707 S. Chase St., where the shuttered Olympic Skate Center previously stood. It will replace the current clinic at 809 Georgiana St.

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 Rebecca Fox, CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers, a nonprofit based in Seattle.

“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 open house on Nov. 1 will feature a short program, clinic tours and a chance to meet the 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.

Northwest Kidney Centers bought the shuttered Olympic Skate Center in December 2017 for $442,500 with plans to raze the building and construct a new dialysis facility.

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.

It runs 19 dialysis clinics in King, Clallam, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world’s first dialysis organization.

For more information, visit www.nwkidney.org.

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