The DaVita Vision for Global Citizenship

Welcome to DaVita’s Community Care website, where you can find information about our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Since 2008, we have made great strides in realizing our vision for CSR, one that reflects a deep-seated belief that we are a community first and a company second.

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Community Care:
The DaVita Vision for Global Citizenship

Caring for Our Patients

Caring for Each Other

Caring for Our World

 DaVita continuously works to improve our integrated model to provide optimal patient care. 

 We support our teammates, both at work and at home, by providing opportunities to thrive. 

 Our commitment to community engagement and environmental sustainability continues to grow.  

Trilogy of Care

We established our Trilogy of Care—Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World—more than 10 years ago, and it continues to be the foundation for how we build DaVita as a community first and a company second. By raising the bar in clinical quality, delivering innovative care to patients and fostering a community-focused culture, we strive to effect positive change for our patients, for our teammates and their families, and for the environment and neighborhoods in which we operate and live.

“The foundation of what we do is about caring for our patients, each other and the world.”

Javier Rodriguez,
   CEO, DaVita



Caring for Our Patients

  • Hospital readmissions for DaVita ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) patients was reduced by 13 percent, resulting in patients collectively spending 2,700 more days at home due to avoided hospitalizations.

  • DaVita teamed up with hospitals in San Antonio and Chicago to launch the Transplant Waitlist Support Program, setting new standards in care and data accuracy for patients awaiting a kidney transplant and aiming to help them stay transplant-ready.

  • Ninety-one percent of DaVita dialysis centers are rated with three, four or five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.


Caring for Each Other

  • The DaVita community is proud to have been recognized on the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Overall, women represent 77 percent of DaVita teammates, 74 percent of middle managers and 46 percent of our senior management team.

  • Teammates, friends and family took 380 million steps through Match the Mayor, an annual challenge led by our chairman and CEO, to raise awareness on mental health. This helped unlock a donation of $17,750 to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

  • Teammates downloaded our new DaVita Leadership Insights podcast more than 5,000 times in 2018. Episodes feature leaders from across the company sharing their experiences on a wide variety of topics, such as “Tips for Creating More Time in Your Day” and “Bringing Mindfulness into Your Leadership.”


Caring for Our World

  • In 2018, DaVita nonprofit Bridge of Life completed 24 international medical missions in 12 countries and nine domestic events with the support of 153 volunteers, impacting 7,831 lives.

  • We opened doors to our second building at DaVita’s HQ in Denver, Colorado. Sustainable features include an annual savings of 1.2 million gallons of water due to low-flow fixtures, daylighting for 90 percent of occupants and LED lighting that has a lifespan of 16 years.

  • In our home state of Colorado, we donated more than $1.75 million to local nonprofits and continued to encourage volunteerism and board service as ways to spread ripples of community service.

Transforming Kidney Care

For more than 20 years, we’ve been transforming care across the entire kidney care continuum—keeping our efforts patient-centered and moving forward. Watch this video to learn more about innovation at DaVita.

Caring for Patients

Throughout Their Journey

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs when kidneys start to lose their ability to perform their functions of cleaning blood, removing extra fluid and controlling blood pressure. Kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD), happens when kidneys function at or below 10 to 15 percent, which is not enough to keep someone alive without dialysis or a kidney transplant. Too many people aren’t aware that their kidneys are failing until they end up in the hospital.

1 in 7

U.S. adults is estimated to have CKD. (2)

We’re changing that. By raising awareness about kidney disease among people at risk and providing them hands-on, no-cost education and health-management tools, we aim to help keep more people from kidney failure. Through multiple innovations in care delivery over the past 20 years, the kidney care industry is significantly improving length and quality of life in people with CKD, saving 34,000 lives from 2005 to 2015. (1)

1 in 3

U.S. adults is at risk for developing ESRD. (2)

We provide life-saving kidney care for more than 200,000 patients—but we’re more than just a dialysis provider. DaVita believes in giving the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, whether it’s dialysis in the comfort of home, support in getting a transplant or integrated care for other chronic conditions.


of people with kidney disease don’t know they have it and the vast majority of those people won’t even learn of their condition until it’s too late to reverse its course. (2)

1. NKF Statement: A Path Forward for Increasing Kidney Transplantation. National Kidney Foundation website. 2. One in Seven American Adults Estimated to Have Chronic Kidney Disease.

National Kidney Foundation website.


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 We are humbled and motivated by the recognition we receive for our service to our patients, each other and our world. 


 DaVita is thankful for the recognition we have received for our commitment to our trilogy of care.