DENVER, May 8, 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 its over 19,000 nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2017.
"Our DaVita nurses are the heart and soul of patient care. It is important for us to recognize and honor their dedication to improving their patients' health-related quality of life," said Amanda Hale, vice president of nursing for DaVita Kidney Care. "National Nurses Week is a time for us to appreciate the valuable contributions DaVita nurses bring to the company."
DaVita supports the nephrology nursing industry by offering scholarships to DaVita nurses to attend professional conferences and help complete certifications in nephrology nursing. Additionally, DaVita offers tuition reimbursement for nurses that seek to advance their formal education. DaVita also provides internal education programs focused on excellence in patient care and career advancement opportunities.
National Nurses Week driven by the American Nurses Association (ANA) celebrates the role nurses play in delivering the best possible care to patients across the U.S. The core theme of this year's National Nurses Week centers on the "Year of the Healthy Nurse," which highlights the need for nurses to find balance of mind, body and spirit and lead the charge for health and wellness.
To find out more about opportunities as a registered nurse with DaVita Inc., visit www.Careers.DaVita.com.
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and 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 March 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,382 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 189,400 patients. The company also operated 162 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.