DENVER, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced that the company was recognized as a 2016 Top Workplace by The Denver Post. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has appeared on the list.
"We selected Denver as our home because we align with the local values of civic engagement and the great quality of life," said Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care. "We are thrilled with the local team's passion and energy to make our work environment unique and special."
Top Workplaces are determined based solely on teammate feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and teammate engagement.
DaVita strives to build a values-based environment that cares for patients, supports teammates and engages the community. Teammates have the opportunity to live out "The DaVita Way" through:
Providing Quality Care
DaVita continuously works to improve quality of care with standards that have been recognized by the federal government. For two years in a row, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognized DaVita Kidney Care as a leader in quality care, with twice as many four- and five-star centers than any other major dialysis provider.
By advancing an integrated care model that helps patients with unique health conditions individually and holistically, DaVita works to improve patients' total health and quality of life – not just treat their condition.
Developing as Leaders
DaVita University, a continuing education and leadership program, offers a variety of classes related to team-building, clinical initiatives, management and leadership. In addition to management training courses, DaVita offers clinical teammates multiple learning opportunities, such as the Preceptor program, that are guided by an expert who gives practical training and an immersion into adult learning concepts.
Engaging the Community
In addition to teammates directing donations of more than $2 million nationwide through DaVita Way of Giving in 2015, DaVita contributed nearly $1.4 million to 116 community and nonprofit organizations across Colorado.
Teammates at DaVita's world headquarters in Denver also launched a new community engagement strategy that focuses on making a direct and measurable impact on local nonprofits and their way of conducting business. Dynamic Volunteerism was created as a local initiative with the purpose of leveraging the unique skillsets of our teammates, individually and collectively, to enable nonprofits to perform at a higher level.
Learn more about DaVita's award-winning culture at DaVita.com/CSR.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,278 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 124 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,278 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 124 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, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 790,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
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