Throughout 2012, the nonprofit dialysis provider Northwest Kidney Centers is celebrating its 50th anniversary. NWKC is the world’s first dialysis organization and is the largest community-based, nonprofit dialysis provider in the United States.
On Jan. 13, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire issued a congratulatory proclamation, and on Jan. 27, U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing Northwest Kidney Centers’ 50th anniversary and the contributions the nonprofit organization has made.
“As we celebrate Northwest Kidney Centers’ first half-century of service, we thank all those who have faced kidney disease with dedication and bravery.” said Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers. “We look forward to many new firsts for our patients. And we hope the benefits of our work continue to spread across the country and around the world.”