About DaVita Inc.

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DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to 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, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 194,600 patients. The company also operated 217 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 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 are recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

DaVita Medical Group is a division of DaVita Inc. that operates and manages medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington. A leading independent medical group in America, DaVita Medical Group has over two decades of experience providing coordinated, outcomes-based medical care in a cost-effective manner. DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients.

DaVita—which is Italian for "giving life"—has more than 70,800 teammates (employees) 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 healthcare is hard work; but even hard work can be fun.

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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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Patients whose dialysis is impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma should call 1-800-400-8331.

DaVita dialysis centers and hospital locations in impacted areas continue to receive and treat patients. Find an open center here: blogs.davita.com/emergency-management