Supporting Your Hospital’s Dedication to Safe and High-Quality Care

DaVita is the first and only national Joint Commission-accredited provider of inpatient kidney care and apheresis therapies.1 This selective accreditation recognizes that your patients with kidney disease will receive superior quality care from DaVita.

Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, which we received from the Joint Commission, helps improve standardization of clinical and operational processes related to the delivery of care that can support your hospital by:

  • Continually enhancing safety and quality of care
  • Systematically monitoring and evaluating the delivery of care
  • Reinforcing risk-management efforts
  • Improving survey preparedness

Dialysis Industry Expertise

DaVita delivers 24-hour acute kidney care and apheresis services, and is one of the largest providers of quality kidney care.2

  • 950 hospital partners and 250 Patient Pathways partners nationwide
  • 2,250 outpatient dialysis facilities serving more than 180,000 patients
  • 54,000 teammates (employees) dedicated to renal care
  • 1.1 million inpatient dialysis treatments administered

Commitment to Quality

Accreditation is just one facet of DaVita's ongoing commitment to providing quality care to your patients. Our tradition of clinical excellence—with outpatient dialysis clinical outcomes the best or among the best in every category—and our 13 years of continuous improvement have developed from our programs and initiatives that help enhance patient safety and quality care in your hospital.

Quality-Assurance Tracking

DaVita’s acute clinical outcomes indicators (ACOIs) capture and track quality and clinical metrics for each inpatient kidney care treatment. Our proprietary quality-assurance tool tracks 22 data points, including signs and symptoms of infection, safety metrics, pre- and post-treatment metrics and dialysis treatment goals.

ACOI metrics can be used as objective evidence to help in different ways: 

  • Increase communication among caregivers, hospital partners, nephrologists and discharge planners regarding patient treatments
  • Understand the performance of a facility, as reported monthly and through month-over-month trend analysis
  • Maintain compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies
  • Educate patients, caregivers and staff

Dedicated Quality Support

To help provide ongoing support for our hospital partners, DaVita created the acute clinical services specialist (ACSS) role—a position dedicated to improving patient safety and quality of care. The ACSS is a clinical partner can help in a number of ways:

  • Manage patient outcomes
  • Provide education on policy and procedure updates
  • Maintain survey preparedness by conducting rigorous internal audits and identifying opportunities for continued improvements in delivery of care

Learn how partnering with an accredited provider can help your hospital improve quality of care and patient safety by filling out the Contact Us form.

1 Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation was based on a survey of 177 DaVita acute programs, which included Joint Commission–accredited hospitals and other hospitals permitting Joint Commission access for purposes of the survey process (a limited number of hospitals denied access).
2 Internal DaVita data, 2016.

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