DENVER, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced it has been recognized by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) as the 2018 Outstanding Large Employer of the Year.
Since 2010, DaVita has hired over 3,000 veteran teammates, offering transitional support for teammates with a military background. Veteran teammates vary from patient care technicians to the organization's current chief development officer. DaVita has long been committed to honoring retired and active-duty service members and works to help them feel welcome in the community and to transition from life in the military to life as teammates at DaVita.
"We believe in going the extra mile to hire and develop veterans because they went to many extra miles for our country," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc.
DaVita's Veterans 2 Village (V2V) program is a two-day class introduced in 2016 that focuses on self-development and introduces new veteran teammates to all of DaVita's existing military programs and benefits. DaVita's internal veterans' programs are designed to foster a stronger community for new veteran teammates, as the company's support services continue to develop and grow.
Each year, DaVita hosts Veterans Day celebrations at many of its clinics and business offices. Some celebrations include putting together care packages for troops overseas and writing notes of encouragement for service men and women. In addition, workshops and development courses are offered to help foster a stronger community for new veteran teammates.
Recipients of this award are evaluated on several criteria including the strength of the company's veteran recruiting/hiring efforts, retention and career-building efforts, company policies toward disabled veterans, active-duty, and veteran employees and community outreach initiatives to support all veterans in communities where the business operates.
Explore how DaVita cares for its teammates, its patients and the world at DaVita.com/CSR.
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, 2018, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,539 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 198,000 patients. The company also operated 241 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico 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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