Employee Health Month Honors Commitment to Healthy Living
Teammates' health impacts patient quality of care

DENVER, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, recognizes the month of May as Employee Health Month. The health of teammates is vital in helping to ensure they can provide the best quality of care for DaVita HealthCare Partners' patients.


"From work-life balance to mental and physical health, we know that our teammates can care better for our patients when they are taking care of themselves," said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

DaVita HealthCare Partners consistently ranks as one of the healthiest employers and top workplaces in Denver: For example, this year the company was named a Top Workplace by The Denver Post and Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer by the Denver Business Journal. DaVita HealthCare Partners has won both of these awards for the past four consecutive years.

To honor its commitment to healthy living, DaVita HealthCare Partners benefits and wellness program, called Village Vitality, offers a variety of programs designed to help improve the health, well-being and satisfaction of DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates. These programs include:

  • Match the Mayor – "Mayor" Kent Thiry champions healthy living annually in a six-week health campaign that encourages teammates, friends and family to match him in healthy eating and/or exercise minutes. This program encourages participants to learn more about their personal wellness while inspiring new, lasting, healthy habits.
  • We Are Well – The We Are Well Award is an annual award presented to teammates who have dedicated themselves to achieving their health goals. Teammates who share a compelling story about doing the right thing for their health are given the opportunity to win free health insurance for the year. Among the requirements are: working toward achieving better health, fulfilling personal goals, overcoming health or fitness obstacles, or inspiring others.

Learn more about DaVita HealthCare Partners' award-winning culture at DaVita.com/CSR.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. 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. As of March 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,197 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 174,000 patients. The company also operated 93 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

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

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