In the Beginning
Mount Baker Kidney Center began providing dedicated care to patients in the Pacific Northwest in 1980. Established as an independent not-for-profit organization with four dialysis stations, Mount Baker Kidney Center leased a space inside PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (previously St. Joseph Hospital) to provide treatment for outpatients as well as hospitalized patients.
Building a Dream
During the ten-year period from 1985 to 1995, Mount Baker Kidney Center went through two remodels and a four-fold increase to 16 dialysis stations. In 2000, the Center expanded to 26 dialysis stations. A year later, Mount Baker Kidney Center moved out of the leased space at PeaceHealth St. Joseph and into a new facility on Birchwood Avenue. Since 2006, Mount Baker Kidney Center has had the capacity to offer in-center and daily home hemodialysis treatments.
Heading into the Future
Mount Baker Kidney Center currently provides more than 21,000 life-sustaining treatments each year through in-center and home treatments, and through service provided to PeaceHealth St. Joseph.