The health and safety of our patients and teammates is our top priority. We are keeping a close eye on this situation and reinforcing the extensive infection control practices already in place to protect them. Please watch an important video and find resources on this page.
Fostering a Village of Belonging
We want all teammates to experience DaVita as “a place where I belong.” Our goal is to embed diversity and belonging into everything we do in the DaVita Village, so that it becomes part of who we are.
In 2017, we launched our Executive Belonging Council, a committee of senior leaders working toward bringing our vision to life. We published two new resources in 2019 to support this mission: “Belonging in the Village” and an accompanying leadership guide.
Learn more about our commitment to Diversity and Belonging.
"Now that I feel like I belong, I come to work more positive, more excited. I know it's going to be an easy day because I have my teammates to support me."
of our clinics are led by women
of senior management are women
of our board of directors are women and 27% are ethnic minorities
*Senior management is defined as leaders within two reporting levels of our CEO
*Internal DaVita data as of 12/31/2019
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion
Our CEO, Javier Rodriguez, is one of 800+ CEOs who have pledged to support more inclusive workplaces where all teammates feel like they belong. As part of the pledge, DaVita has committed to:
Continue to make our workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion;
Implement and expand unconscious bias education;
Communicate best—and unsuccessful—practices; and
Create and share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with our board of directors.
DaVita was named a member of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a metric that provides companies across the globe an opportunity to disclose and highlight their efforts in gender equality. Of the 94 companies selected for the index:
DaVita is one of only 10 companies in the health care sector and the only company in the health care facilities industry.
DaVita is one of two Colorado-based companies.
Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders
Teammates are encouraged to learn and grow, both professionally and personally, through DaVita’s award-winning training programs. In 2019, nearly 15,000 teammates participated in one of DaVita University’s education programs.
Our robust career development programs promote equal opportunity creation for all members of our diverse Village. To ensure teammates have the support needed to succeed in their current roles, and grow their careers, we have developed an end-to-end career development pipeline.
Bridge to Your Dreams
Offers high-performing patient care technicians (PCTs) a path to becoming a registered nurse through fully funded tuition and career coaching
Develops high-potential nurses, clinical coordinators and clinic nurse managers into operational managers
Is a web-based application available to nurses for career planning, training and recognition
FA Prep 365
Provides resources and support for first-time facility administrators (FAs) to become strong leaders in their first year with DaVita
Helps prepare operational managers for a regional operations director role through mentorship, coaching and hands-on experience with real project work
ROD Field Guide
Is an on-boarding program with key learnings, best practices and other resources for how to be a great regional operations director
DaVita offers teammates the opportunity to further their education and career with up to $3,000 in tuition reimbursement each year.
For aspiring undergrads and MBA candidates, the Redwoods Leadership Development Program provides hands-on learning, executive mentorship and training that empowers them to become great leaders.
DaVita Family Scholarships give scholarships to teammates’ children and grandchildren who excel in leadership, community service and academics. Together they have awarded more than $3 million to more than 1,375 students.
During the 2020 pandemic, DaVita has supported frontline teammates with additional pay, extended benefits and resources to maintain their health and well-being, and is implementing other new relief programs.
Lending a Helping Hand
In a healthy village, members look out for each other’s well-being. And when a teammate is in need, the DaVita Village responds.
DaVita Village Network (DVN) provides teammates financial assistance during times of hardship, such as a life-threatening emergency, major medical diagnosis, natural disaster and financial hardship because of military deployment. All teammates have the option to make voluntary payroll contributions to fund the program. For every approved grant, DaVita contributes the same amount as the teammate payroll contribution, up to $250,000 per year. Since 2001, 2,138 grants worth $4.5 million have been awarded.
Teammate Health and Wellness
We want to empower our teammates to achieve their dreams in all aspects of life. Village Vitality, one of our many Village Programs, offers tools and incentives to help teammates and their families embrace healthy living.
In 2019, we launched We Belong As We Are, our first mental health awareness campaign. The campaign educated teammates about mental health conditions, associated stigma and resources available to support the mental health of teammates and their families.
Over 33,000 convenient, no-cost wellness screenings and flu shots were provided to teammates and their spouses or domestic partners in 2019.
The 2019 We Are Well Award granted 50 teammates free health insurance for 2020. These teammates were selected for focusing on their health, overcoming challenges and inspiring those around them.
2019 Well-Being Awards
We were honored with multiple awards for our leadership, culture and programming dedicated to increasing the health and well-being of our teammates and their families.
Healthiest Employers® 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America
Cigna Well-Being Award–Outstanding Culture of Well-Being
National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers: Excellence in Health and Well-being Award—Silver
American Health Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index—Silver
DaVita provides a suite of resources to help teammates take care of their families, now and in the future.
Bright Horizons Care Advantage Family Care
Educational and financial advising for teammates’ children heading to college
Support for parents to handle a range of educational, developmental and social challenges
Free access to Sittercity and other resources to help find family care and household support
A milk-delivery service for moms who travel for work
A benefit for eligible mothers and fathers of the Village upon the birth or adoption of a child