Our Mission

To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.

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What's New?

  • Professional WebEx Series - Collaboration With NW16: "Adherence"
    November 14, 2012

    WebEx Teleconference Particpants Evaluation Form:
    -For RNs,LVNs,LPNs, & PCTs participants, complete this form.
    -For SW participants, complete this form

  • NHSN Instructional WebEx
    Part I Powerpoint

    Part II Powerpoint

    NHSN Dialysis Event Protocol

  • QIMS Account Form - Part B

  • News From the Network Newsletter
    Volume 11, October 2012

  • Shining Star Report
    Quarter 2: July-Sept. 2012

  • 2012 Network Clinical Performance Goals

  • How We Can Help!!!

  • Who To Ask For At
    Network 18

    This is a picture of two patientsResources for Patients
    Are you a renal patient looking for information and resources? Our site offers a wealth of information ranging from handling issues with your providers to taking care of your renal health.

  • How to File a Grievance
  • Benefits and Financial Resources
  • Coping with Kidney Disease (under development)
  • En Español
    Arteriovenous Fistula First Logo

    The Fistula First project is a new initiative aimed at increasing the use of Arteriovenous Fistulas (AVFs) for hemodialysis access. Based on recommendations by the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative, the goal of the Fistula First project is to achieve AVF rates of 50% for incident patients and at least 40% for prevalent patients undergoing hemodialysis.

      Visit the Fistula First Website



    ***Monthly Patient Activity Report (PAR) due the 5th
    ... of each month.
    ***Master Account Holder (MAH) Quarterly Updates
    ... due 12/17/12

    Network 18 at NKF's "Kidney Walk"
    Sunday, September 25, 2011



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    Resources For Professionals
    Are you a renal professional? Our site provides numerous resources including: