National Doctors' Day Inspires Acts of Appreciation at DaVita
Company recognizes its physicians and their vital role in patient-centered care

DENVER, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today recognizes National Doctors' Day by honoring its physicians and the leadership they bring to the clinical care team.

"This day marks a time to celebrate the valuable contributions made by DaVita physicians to patients and their families," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. "The physician-patient relationship is fundamental to improving health-related quality of life."  

Whether giving support to patients and their families as they experience significant health milestones or leading coordination among the care team, physicians are integral to the health care system.

In centers and clinics across the country, DaVita teammates and patients thanked physicians on this special day. Top leaders at the company also created special moments for its physicians by sending notes of appreciation to acknowledge the impact each physician makes on the lives of patients and their families.  

DaVita partners with its physician leaders to provide the high-quality care it has been recognized for in both kidney care and general population health management. Over 2,400 nephrologists are credentialed by DaVita Kidney Care and treat more than 180,000 dialysis patients in the U.S. DaVita Medical Group employs 1,900 physicians, hospitalists and specialists as well as over 13,000 affiliated physicians who care for over 1.8 million patients across Colorado, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida and Washington. 

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About DaVita
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group. 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 December 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,350 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 188,000 patients. The company also operated 154 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in 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 December 31, 2016, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 749,000 patients. For more information, please visit

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