As a dialysis industry leader with 20 years’ experience, DaVita continuously improves clinical outcomes for many of our dialysis patients—including those residing in skilled nursing and rehab facilities. DaVita brings that expertise to deliver high-quality dialysis care in the SNF setting.
Quality and Safety
DaVita has 20+ years of experience providing the highest quality of dialysis care across the U.S. In 2020, 96.5% of our dialysis centers were rated three, four or five stars by CMS.1 We have existing, CMS-certified, home programs with local medical directors.
DaVita collaborates with our network of 7,600+ affiliated nephrologists. We have demonstrated operational reliability with 60,000+ clinical teammates, servicing 2,900+ outpatient centers and 900 hospitals.
As a national leader in dialysis care that is recognized by nephrologists, hospital and health systems and payors, DaVita has had success in achieving partners’ clinical and financial objectives. We care for 225,000+ total patients, including 25,000+ SNF patients treated in our centers.
New Care Model Opportunity
- Improved quality of life
- Better coordination of other care with dialysis
- Increased collaboration between SNF, nephrologist and DaVita
- Enhanced resident quality of life
- Differentiated services and quality care
- Reduced care costs and readmissions
Potential health system benefits
- Reduced length of stay
- Easier patient placement for discharge planners
- Reduced total cost of care and readmissions
DaVita prioritizes quality care and patient safety in our on-site SNF dialysis services. We coordinate with local nephrologists and health systems and work across DaVita’s hospital services, SNF and dialysis clinic settings to streamline the delivery of care across the continuum. In order to deliver the best care possible and an economically viable treatment, we seek to partner with SNFs that have a history of delivering high-quality care. Our SNF partners and clinical teams are supported operationally and clinically on local and national levels.
We typically use a den model—hemodialysis is delivered by our dedicated care team at approximately six stations in a common room of the SNF—that may offer significant benefits, as described below.
All on-site SNF dialysis services are provided by highly trained DaVita nurses and technicians with local, experienced, medical director oversight.
Patients receive the same high-quality therapy as they received in outpatient centers—three treatments per week on conventional dialysis machines —at their place of residence.
DaVita's SNF Dialysis team includes focused clinical staff and leadership with local discharge planning and admission resources and support by a national team.
High Quality On-Site Renal Care
Learn more about DaVita SNF Dialysis services, and how this service may benefit patients, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and nephrologists.