EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Medical Group, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading independent medical group in the United States, today announced that its California headquarters facility has been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
USGBC scores buildings in seven categories including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority credits. Referred to as the Casa PacifiCA, in El Segundo, California, DaVita Medical Group's building received a Gold certification.
"We believe that being good stewards of our environment and our community are pivotal in our mission to build the leading independent medical group in America," said Jim McPhail, vice president of real estate and center development at DaVita. "By supporting a healthy environment and committing to sustainability we have the opportunity to improve health care in our community."
Some building highlights of the Casa PacifiCA include:
- 75 percent of the building's construction waste was diverted from landfills
- 350,000 gallons of water is expected to be saved annually from installing high-efficient urinals, toilets and sinks
- 35 percent of the carpet is made from pre-recycled content. When the carpet reaches the end of its life it will be re-recycled into new carpet, which will eliminate 96,000 pounds from the landfill.
DaVita, a national leader in sustainability efforts, is dedicated to its organizational initiative to pursue at least LEED® Silver certification for all business offices as part of the organization's 2020 environmental goals. The Casa PacifiCA certification, follows that of DaVita's World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado last year.
Learn more about DaVita's commitment to environmental sustainability for the future here.
About DaVita Medical Group
DaVita Medical Group is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, that operates and manages medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington. A leading independent medical group in America, DaVita Medical Group has over two decades of experience providing coordinated, outcomes-based medical care in a cost-effective manner. DaVita Medical Group's teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaMedicalGroup.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 June 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 194,600 patients. The company also operated 217 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. 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.
SOURCE DaVita Medical Group