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In 2020, caring for our DaVita teammates was more important than ever. Below are some of the ways we supported our Village, including more than 50,000 front-line health care heroes working in our dialysis centers to help maintain a safe environment for patients.
COVID-19 Relief for Teammates
The Village Lives Award provided additional pay to more than 55,000 U.S. teammates in 2020 and into 2021.
All teammates were given a subscription to the mindfulness app Headspace® to support their mental health. So far, teammates have meditated for half a million minutes!
The DaVita Village Network (DVN) awarded 215 grants totaling $308,775 to teammates in need in 2020.
Extensions on our sick leave and paid time off (PTO) benefits gave teammates more flexibility.
Our back-up care program through Bright Horizons™ delivered 62,000 days of child and elder care throughout 2020 for teammates and their families.
Through DVN, teammates donated more than 5,000 hours of PTO to fellow teammates impacted by COVID-19 in 2020.
“I am proud and humbled by the amazing efforts of our 67,000 teammates around the world. I offer my deepest gratitude to them all, especially to our caregiving teammates and physician partners working heroically to provide life-sustaining therapy to approximately 240,000 dialysis patients globally.”
–Javier Rodriguez, DaVita CEO
Diversity & Belonging
In past years, DaVita’s Diversity & Belonging efforts focused primarily on supporting strong representation of women and people of color in our Village and creating a welcoming, open environment where all teammates, patients, physicians and care partners feel they belong. This year, we expanded our scope to impact diversity and belonging in the world around us by adding two new pillars: economic mobility and health equity.
Learn more about DaVita’s commitment to creating a diverse Village where everyone belongs on our Diversity & Belonging page. As of December 31, 2020:
women in our Village
of teammates say they feel like they belong on their teams
people of color in our Village
women on our board of directors
people of color on our board of directors
of teammates say their manager creates a sense of belonging on their team
teammates engaged in our first Week of Belonging
Building a Village of Leaders
Teammates are encouraged to learn and grow, both professionally and personally, through DaVita’s award-winning training programs. In 2020, DaVita University was uniquely challenged to transition face-to-face trainings to online delivery due to COVID-19. Despite this challenge, more than 11,900 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
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 help them 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
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 is focused on empowering them to become great leaders. More than 400 participants have completed the Redwoods program since its inception in 2005.
DaVita Family Scholarships give teammates’ children and grandchildren who excel in leadership, community service and academics the opportunity to receive a scholarship. Together they have awarded more than $3 million to 1,421 students, including $118,500 awarded in 2020.
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, 2,500 grants worth more than $5 million have been awarded.
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.
Teammate Health and Wellness
In 2020, we celebrated our second annual mental health awareness campaign, We Belong As We Are. The campaign educated teammates about mental health conditions, associated stigma and resources available to support the mental health of teammates and their families.
The 2020 We Are Well Award granted 50 teammates free health insurance for 2021. These teammates were selected for focusing on their health, overcoming challenges and inspiring those around them.
Teammates focused on improving their physical health with the support of Omada Health and lost a collective ~3,400 pounds.
DaVita was honored to be a member of the American Health Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index–Silver.
27,000 convenient, no-cost wellness screenings were provided to teammates and their spouses or domestic partners.
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
Access to educational and financial advising for teammates’ children heading to college
Support for parents to assist them with 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 nursing moms who travel for work
A $2,500 gift or additional paid leave for eligible parents of the Village upon the birth or adoption of a child
Unless otherwise indicated, the data included in this report reflects the year 2020.