Established in 1978, Northwest Renal Network ("NWRN" or "the Network") is a private, not-for-profit corporation independent of any dialysis company, individual unit, or transplant center.  As one of eighteen End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks that span the US, we are often called "Network #16" or "NW16."  Our mission is to promote optimal dialysis and transplant care for kidney patients in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, we collect and analyze data on patients enrolled in the Medicare ESRD program, serve as an information resource, and monitor the quality of care given to dialysis and transplant patients in the Pacific Northwest.  For more information see About the Network

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News and Events

For the latest News and Events, see our nwrnbulletins blog.

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Find a list of Events for Patients.

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Find news and events prior to January 2013 in our Archive .


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Page updated February 25, 2015