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Welcome to DaVita’s Community Care website, where you'll find examples of our continued commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Napoleon, DaVita patient
Trilogy of Care
We strive to be a community first, a company second. For more than 10 years, our Trilogy of Care—Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World—has been at the heart of everything we do. From our treatment floors to our business offices to where we live, it reaches across every level of our community. Below are just a few of the ways we were proud to live out our Trilogy of Care in 2019.
Caring for Our Patients
More than 7,000 patients experienced the gift of receiving a transplant.1
Fewer missed treatments and lower hospitalization rates helped patients spend approximately 100,000 more days at home.2
Ninety-two percent 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.3
Caring for Each Other
We continue to create new opportunities for teammates to thrive in their careers, including Bridge to Your Dreams, which offers fully funded tuition and support for patient care technicians to become DaVita nurses.
DaVita was distinguished as a member of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, a metric that provides companies across the globe an opportunity to disclose and showcase their efforts in gender equality. DaVita is among only 10 health care companies and one of two Colorado-based companies to receive this honor.
We earned four nationally recognized well-being awards for our leadership, culture and programming dedicated to promoting the health of our teammates and their families.
Caring for Our World
DaVita was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices on this year’s DJSI World Index after being analyzed for our environmental, social and governance practices.
In 2019, DaVita nonprofit Bridge of Life completed 35 international medical missions, impacting more than 9,000 lives with the support of 183 teammates.
In our home state of Colorado, we donated more than $1.4 million to local nonprofits and continued to encourage volunteerism and board service as ways to spread ripples of community service.
Welcome to the DaVita Village
Understanding Kidney Disease
When a person has chronic kidney disease (CKD), it means 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 percent, which is not enough to live without dialysis or a kidney transplant.
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 CKD4
U.S. adults at risk for developing CKD4
People with kidney disease who don’t know they have it4
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about DaVita’s commitment to The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
1. 2019 Internal Davita data.
2. 2020 DaVita Internal Analysis.
3. October 2019 CMS Five Star Quality Rating result (Performance Year 2018).
4. 37 Million American Adults Estimated to Have Chronic Kidney Disease, National Kidney Foundation; https://www.kidney.org/news/37-million-american-adults-now-estimated-to-have-chronic-kidney-disease.