DaVita HealthCare Partners Sets Standard for Healthy Workplaces
The company tops DBJ's Healthiest Employer list for fourth year in a row

DENVERMarch 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has topped the list because of its commitment to teammate health and wellness.


"We constantly look for ways to offer new benefits so our teammates can take charge of their health and wellness to build a supportive, healthy place for all of us to come and work," said Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care.  "As our teammates take better care of themselves, they can better care for our patients."

DaVita HealthCare Partners' benefits and wellness program, called Village Vitality, offers a variety of programs to improve the health, well-being and satisfaction of DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates including:

Match the Mayor – DaVita HealthCare Partners Co-Chairman, CEO and "Mayor" Kent Thirychampions healthy living through an annual, six-week health campaign that encourages teammates, their families and friends to try to match him in exercise minutes and/or healthy eating. The program is designed to allow participants to learn more about their personal wellness, challenge each other to live healthier, encourage positive change and build new lasting healthy habits.

We Are Well - The We Are Well award is presented to teammates who have made an exemplary commitment to achieving their health goals. Teammates who share a compelling story about doing the right thing for their health have the opportunity to earn free health insurance for one year. Winners are selected based on:

  • Committing deeply to achieving better health
  • Fulfilling personal goals
  • Overcoming challenging health/fitness obstacles
  • Inspiring others

For more information about DaVita HealthCare Partners' commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, visit DaVita.com/CSR.

Key qualifying metrics for the award include a tobacco-free workplace policy, health risk assessment and appraisal, incentives to modify unhealthy behaviors and tracking absenteeism due to sickness.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners  

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare PartnersDaVita 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. As of Dec. 31, 2014DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,179 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 170,000 patients. The company also operated 91 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United StatesHealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in ArizonaCaliforniaNevadaNew Mexico, and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of Dec. 31, 2014HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 837,000 patients. For more information, please visitDaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

Contact Information 


David Gilles  
Office: 303-876-7497  
Cell: 432-266-1289  
Email: david.gilles@davita.com

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SOURCE DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.