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DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, 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. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,841 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States, serving approximately 145,000 patients. The company also operated 15 outpatient dialysis centers located in three countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.
DaVita — which is Italian for "giving life" — has more than 41,000 teammates (employees) around the nation working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company’s Core Values:
DaVita consistently differentiates itself from other kidney care companies and surpasses national averages for clinical outcomes. The company's clinical outcomes for dialysis have improved for the past decade, and in many key areas measuring quality dialysis care, we lead the nation.
Since DaVita began in 1999, the company has developed programs to enrich the lives of our community's members — and in creating programs for our patients and teammates, we realized that goodwill has also spread to our families, into 1,600 local communities and around the world. Community Care — the annual report outlining the DaVita vision for social responsibility — defines the company's "declaration of interdependence" and philosophy on the role corporations should play in America. The 2009 report says, "DaVita is a community first, and a company second. We are a community that just happens to be organized in the form of a company."
DaVita's Community Care is comprised of four essential components: