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Better Care,

Better Quality of Life

DaVita's vision To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World Has Ever Seen drives us to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for our patients. The following three elements will be a critical focus as we work to continuously improve patients’ quality of life:

  • Improving the patient experience
  • Minimizing hospitalizations
  • Reducing mortality

The foundation of these three areas of focus combines innovative clinical initiatives, multiple treatment options, educational patient resources, medication management tools and other value-added services that help people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) lead the life they knew before their diagnosis.


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By advancing an integrated care model that cares for patients’ unique health conditions individually and holistically, DaVita works to improve patients’ total health and quality of life—not just replace kidney function.

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Innovation & Taxpayer Savings

We and our physician partners take an innovative approach that fosters superior clinical outcomes, reduces avoidable hospitalizations and is estimated to have saved U.S. taxpayers up to $204 million.*

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Empowering Patients

DaVita provides some of the most comprehensive kidney care tools to help patients stay informed, stay active, take control of their health and make choices that enrich their lives.

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Recent Awards

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Award logo: RPA Patient Safety Improvement
RPA Patient Safety Improvement

Recognized our CathAway™ program for improving patient safety and quality of life.

Award logo: The Joint Commission Accreditation
The Joint Commission Accreditation

As the only accredited provider, setting the standard for quality inpatient kidney care.

Award logo: Web Health
Web Health
Awards awarded the Best Chronic Disease Portal.

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Treating Our Patients Like Family

Making our patients feel like members of our community while dialyzing helps improve their healthcare experience and, we hope, their quality of life. To create a friendly and supportive environment in our centers, our teammates created programs that honor the unique individuals we serve. Hundreds of centers have each crafted an elaborate Wall of Fame, which showcases patients’ and teammates’ pictures and fun facts to help them get to know each other better, have some fun and show their creativity. To comfort the families of critically ill and deceased patients, the DaVita Circle of Life program helps address life-planning and end-of-life issues, and memorializes patients who have passed locally and nationally. The program also celebrates babies that are born into the DaVita Village.