DaVita Honored by Training Magazine As One of This Year's 'Training Top 125'

DaVita, Inc., a leading provider of kidney dialysis services, today announced it has been honored by Training Magazine as one of the "Training Top 125" ranking companies of employee-sponsored workforce training and development. The recognition is awarded to organizations that demonstrate a deep commitment to learning and development excellence.

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"DaVita places a heavy emphasis on education and performance excellence, which helps our teammates reach their full potential," said Bill Shannon, Chief Wisdom Officer at DaVita. "Development opportunities are available to all teammates, making DaVita a unique culture -- one that nurtures the drive and development of all."

Training Magazine is in its sixth year of granting the award. Each company is measured by quantitative and qualitative research that takes into consideration the following criteria: organization size, training tied to business objectives, leadership development and number of trainers, among other qualifying factors. DaVita has received this award for three years. This year, DaVita ranked No. 59 on Training Magazine's "Training Top 125." The publication noted DaVita's "Leadership Development" and cultural orientation program, more commonly known as DaVita Academy, where teammates explore DaVita's history, mission and values, among other curriculum.

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc. is one of the largest providers of dialysis services in the United States, providing dialysis services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and disease. DaVita manages over 1,200 outpatient facilities and acute units in over 800 hospitals located in 42 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 100,000 patients. For more information please visit http://www.davita.com/.

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