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Welcome to DaVita’s annual Community Care Report. Take a look at how we lived out our continued commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2020.
Understand how we’re helping each of our patients live their best life.
See how we support our teammates, from COVID-19 relief initiatives to professional growth opportunities.
Explore our continued commitment to community engagement and environmental sustainability.
Trilogy of Care
At DaVita, we’ve always been proud to call ourselves a Village—a community first, a company second. And in 2020, a year unlike any other, the DaVita Village showed just how strong it is. While COVID-19 changed everything in 2020, our commitment to our Trilogy of Care (Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World) did not change. Below are just a few of the ways we supported our patients, our teammates and our world.
Caring for Our Patients
DaVita celebrated more than 100,000 patients receiving kidney transplants since 2000—including more than 7,000 patients who received the gift of transplant in 2020.
We rapidly scaled a secure telehealth platform for home dialysis patients, DaVita Care Connect®, which allows patients to visit and connect with their care team from anywhere.
96% of DaVita dialysis centers have a three-, four- or five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.
Caring for Each Other
DaVita introduced the Village Lives Award, which provided additional pay to more than 55,000 U.S. teammates in 2020 and into 2021.
We offered holistic support to all teammates by ramping up our other essential relief programs, such as back-up child care, modified sick-leave policies and financial assistance to teammates and their families through the DaVita Village Network.
We celebrated our first Week of Belonging, a time when the entire DaVita Village put a special focus on creating an environment where every teammate, patient and care partner feels like they belong.
Caring for Our World
At the onset of COVID-19, Bridge of Life (a nonprofit organization founded by DaVita) quickly distributed lifesaving personal protection equipment and supplies to global health care workers, including:
10,000 KN95 face masks
36,000 bottles of hand sanitizer
Over 10,000 cloth and handmade masks
80 hands-free handwashing stations
Hundreds of hygiene and food kits for families in rural communities
DaVita directed more than $2.2 million to The Arbor Day Foundation, Reach Out and Read and The American Diabetes Association and many other local nonprofits across the country through our annual giving campaign, The DaVita Way of Giving.
The first Virtual Tour DaVita®, DaVita’s annual charity cycling event for kidney disease awareness, raised over $985,000 to support Bridge of Life programs, partners and continued COVID-19 response.
We Are Village Strong
Understanding Kidney Disease
When a person has chronic kidney disease (CKD), their kidneys are no longer able to remove waste effectively from their body or to balance their fluids. Kidney failure, or end stage kidney disease (ESKD), happens when kidneys function at or below 10 to 15%, which is not enough to live without dialysis or a kidney transplant.
DaVita is more than dialysis. We want to help patients with kidney disease live longer, healthier lives. Our vision is for all patients with CKD and ESKD to access and benefit from an integrated care program to help manage their disease progression, other comorbidities and, when needed, their transition to receiving a transplant or life-sustaining dialysis.
U.S. adults estimated to have CKD1
1 in 3
U.S. adults with diabetes may have CKD1
1 in 2
People with very low kidney function don’t know they have CKD1
Reporting Our ESG Progress
Visit our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Hub for information on our ESG reports.
Unless otherwise indicated, the data included in this report reflects the year 2020.
1. National Kidney Foundation website. https://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/factsheets/KidneyDiseaseBasics