ENUMCLAW, Wash.—Nonprofit Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) has named Dr. Vilma Quijada, Sheila Bennett, RN and Debra Marcella, RN as the leaders of the new dialysis center in Enumclaw.
Quijada will hold the role of medical director, Bennett the role of clinical director and Marcella will hold the nurse manager role.
The 30-patient clinic at 857 Roosevelt Ave. E. in Enumclaw is scheduled to open March 4. It is NKC 15th dialysis clinic.
Quijada is also medical director for NKC Renton and formerly served the same function in Kent. A member of the organization's board of trustees, she has been associated with NKC since 1998. She is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and she practices with Valley Medical Center’s Nephrology Health Services in Kent.
Bennett has worked for NKC since 1983 as a staff registered nurse, supervisor, manager and clinical director overseeing multiple dialysis centers—currently Enumclaw, SeaTac and West Seattle. A resident of Federal Way, Bennett started her career as a dialysis nurse in 1972 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Marcella—responsible for day-to-day patient care—has worked at NKC since 2003 when she became a staff registered nurse in Renton. She served as a floor nurse and relief charge nurse and oriented University of Washington renal fellows and nursing students. Marcella lives in Maple Valley.