• Emergency Preparedness

    Helping Navigate Emergency Preparedness

    Assisting with emergency preparedness planning, providing patient and provider emergency resources and assisting with other related activities.

  • Renal Data Services

    Helping Navigate Data and Information Services

    Providing support for timely and accurate data collection, ensuring confidentiality and security of data submitted, providing support for ESRD Network Data Systems including CROWNWeb, and assisting providers with other activities.

  • Northwest Renal Network

    Helping You Navigate Kidney Disease

    We are 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.

  • Quality Improvement

    Helping Navigate Quality Improvement

    Developing Quality Improvement projects, providing specific clinical expertise, serving as a resource on the Conditions for Coverage and assisting providers with other activities.

  • Patient Resources

    Helping Navigate Patient Care

    Working with both patients and providers, handling patient concerns, providing education, answering questions about patient employment and assisting with other activities.



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.


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Updated June14, 2018