About DaVita Kidney Care

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DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500(r) company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

DaVita—which is Italian for "giving life"—has more than 46,000 teammates (employees) around the nation working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company’s Core Values:

  • Service Excellence: Serving others — our reason for existing.
  • Integrity: We say what we believe, and we do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy.
  • Team: One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals.
  • Continuous Improvement: We never stand still; we are never satisfied.
  • Accountability: We don't say, "It's not my fault," or "It's not my job." We take responsibility for meeting our commitments — our personal ones as well as those of the entire organization. We take ownership of the results.
  • Fulfillment: We make a difference. We feel rewarded — personally and as a team — because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams.
  • Fun: We enjoy what we do. We know kidney dialysis is hard work; but even hard work can be fun.

Casa DaVita DaVita consistently differentiates itself from other kidney care companies and surpasses national averages for clinical outcomes. The company's clinical outcomes for dialysis have improved for the past decade, and in many key areas measuring quality dialysis care, we lead the nation.

Since DaVita began in 1999, we have developed programs to enrich lives—and in creating programs for our patients and teammates, we realized that the goodwill they've generated has also spread to our families, into more than 2,000 local communities and around the world. Community Care—the annual report outlining the DaVita vision for social responsibility—defines our organization's "declaration of interdependence" and philosophy on the role corporations should play in America. DaVita is a community first, and a company second. We are a community that just happens to be organized in the form of a company.

DaVita's Community Care is comprised of four essential components:

  1. Building a Community
  2. To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World Has Ever Seen
  3. Being a Role Model for American Health Care
  4. Sending Forth Ripples of Citizen Leadership

About our website

DaVita.com is the premier online resource for information on dialysis and chronic kidney disease. Our website was created to answer questions and provide education for people with chronic kidney disease or on dialysis, their caregivers, family members and friends. DaVita.com is a trusted, easy-to-understand source featuring a user-friendly design that includes large-size type that can be increased or decreased for the best viewing.

From informative articles and animated learning modules to recipes for the dialysis diet and other useful tools, DaVita.com is always adding to the wealth of information it offers website visitors. We invite you to discover how kidneys work and how dialysis works, plus take advantage of special features, including our discussion forum, Find a Dialysis Center tool, DaVita GFR Calculator and more. Thank you for visiting DaVita.com.

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