Suzanne Hansen Returning to HealthCare Partners as Senior VP of New Market Integration

DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA), a leading independent medical group in America and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that Suzanne Hansen is returning to HealthCare Partners as a senior vice president supporting clinical transformation efforts. From 1991 to 2013, Hansen held various roles at HealthCare Partners including vice president of operations. 

"Suzanne's return to the HealthCare Partners family will bolster our efforts to bring demonstrated best practices to provider organizations across the country making the transition from fee-for-service to value-based contracting," said Misha Palecek, HealthCare Partners' chief transformation officer. "By leveraging her expertise in population health management, Suzanne will be invaluable in bringing HealthCare Partners' proven model of care to providers nationwide."

For the past year, Suzanne has worked for HealthCare Partners as a consultant, first working in New Mexico with ABQ Health Partners, and then in Philadelphia with Tandigm Health. Prior to her consulting work, Suzanne served as senior vice president and general manager of the population health division at Accretive Health. There, she led a team that delivered roadmap planning, technology and management solutions to integrated delivery networks that were making the transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models.

"It's an exciting time to be returning to HealthCare Partners," said Hansen. "I enjoy leading teams that create lasting solutions for the local medical ecosystem, measurably improving both customer and organizational outcomes, for both employed medical group models as well as affiliated physician models."

Suzanne received her master's degree in health administration from the University of Southern California and her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. 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 June 30, 2015, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 826,000 patients. 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 June 30, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,210 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 176,000 patients. The company also operated 96 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. For more information, please visit

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