DaVita Celebrates Most Notable 2017 Awards

DENVER, Dec. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, announced recent awards recognizing the company's commitment to its teammates, patients and the health care community.

"These awards and recognitions are a testament to our teammates' commitment to improving the lives of our patients and creating positive ripples of change in our communities," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita.

FORTUNE ® Magazine World's Most Admired Companies

This is the 10th consecutive year and 11th year overall the company has appeared on this prestigious list. In addition to being named to the list, DaVita ranked first in Quality of Products/Services in the health care medical facilities category.

A The Denver Post Top Workplace            

The company was recognized as a Top Workplace for the sixth consecutive year by Colorado's largest daily newspaper. Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback, which measured organizational health and teammate engagement.

Transformation 10

In a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review, DaVita was named a 2017 Transformation 10 company. The publication identified S&P 500 and Global 500 companies that exemplified strategic transformation, impacted patients and its industry in the past decade and demonstrated potential to sustain continued transformation. 

Training Top 125

DaVita was recognized among Training magazine's Top 125 for its exceptional training and leadership development programs. The company has appeared on the list for 13 years in a row and ranked No. 31 in 2017.  

Becker's Hospital Review

The magazine, one of the nation's leading health care industry publications, named DaVita among the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare for the 4th year in a row.


Certified as a Freedom-Centered Workplace™ for the 10th consecutive year, DaVita has been recognized on the list. DaVita is deeply committed to engaging the company's 71,000 teammates by seeking their input that impacts the direction of the company, as well as hear directly from senior leaders about policies, strategic direction and patient testimonials.

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly

The company has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® Employer for the 8th consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine. Since January 2010, DaVita has hired over 3,000 veterans, offering transitional support for teammates with a military background. The hires vary from patient care technicians to the organization's chief development officer.

In addition to consistently achieving quality industry benchmarks for clinical outcomes, DaVita Kidney Care is a pioneer in the area of corporate citizenship. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating sustainable change around the world and supporting the company's "Trilogy of Care" - caring for our patients, caring for our teammates and caring for the world. To learn more about DaVita's approach to corporate social responsibility, please visit DaVita.com/CommunityCare.

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 September 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 196,000 patients. The company also operated 230 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.

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