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  Caring for
    Each Other

In 2021 DaVita teammates continued to provide life-saving care for our patients. Here are some of the ways we supported our teammates in continuing this critical work.

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Throughout the pandemic we've provided a variety of support programs for teammates, including emergency financial support, PTO policy updates and mental well-being resources.

COVID-19 Support

Support for our Teammates and Their Families

In 2021, we doubled the number of
We Are Well Award recipients. As
part of this program, we invite our teammates to share their physical, emotional and financial wellbeing stories.

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Teammates have free access to the Headspace application for digital meditation and mindfulness.

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Project Reignite provides wellness activities for
teammates relating to mindfulness, movement, nutrition and sleep.

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DaVita Village Network (DVN) provides teammates financial assistance during times of hardship. 

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Bright Horizons Care Advantage Family Care programs include backup childcare, access to college coaching, and support for parents of children with special needs. 

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Additional Support: milk-delivery service for nursing moms, and a financial
gift or additional paid leave for eligible parents upon the birth or adoption of a child.

“The daily [Wellness Pause Challenge] activities pushed me beyond my boundaries and created space for me
to think of others … This challenge encouraged me to talk to strangers,
enjoy a pleasant fragrance, hug
someone, help someone, etc.; but more importantly, it encouraged self-care.”

 

— Felicia Yarbrough

DaVita Social Worker

Wellness Pause Challenge Winner

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Our Teammates Continue to Show Up for Each Other

Diversity & Belonging

To realize our vision of “a diverse Village where everyone feels like they belong,” we take a collaborative, leader-led and teammate-driven approach to building our D&B program. Four pillars comprise our strategy: Diversity, Belonging, Economic Mobility and Health Equity.

Four Strategic Pillars 

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Diversity

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Belonging

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Economic Mobility

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Health Equity

As of Dec 31, 2021 for our U.S. teammates and directors,

Our overall teammate population is comprised of:

78%

women

55%

people of color 

Operational managers who lead our dialysis centers are:

78%

women

36%

people of color

Our board of directors is comprised of: 

44%

women

33%

people of color

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84%

of teammates feel like they belong

Learn more on our Diversity & Belonging page

Career Development

Most of our teammates work in clinical or operations roles, and we have programs in place to help guide their potential career journey at DaVita. For example, since program launch we have had more than 900 teammates enrolled in our Bridge to Your Dreams program, which supports high-performing teammates in their dream to pursue an associate’s degree in nursing and become a DaVita nurse.

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Clinical Ladders

This new program is designed to clarify for teammates what is expected in order to move to the next level on the ladder and help provide them with the tools to do so. It is currently open to patient care technicians (PCTs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs). 

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Career Development

We also provide opportunities for teammates to grow their skills by enrolling in one of our many career development programs. These programs are designed to grow PCTs to RNs, RNs to operational managers, and operational managers to operational directors. 

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Personal & Professional Development

Through DaVita University (DVU), we offer personal and professional development programs for a variety of roles and teammate levels. All teammates have access to our proprietary suite of educational resources to further their development. More than 12,500 teammates completed 19,000+ DVU courses in 2021.

For more information on our 2021 corporate citizenship initiatives, please visit our ESG Reporting Hub or download our full Community Care ESG Report. Unless otherwise indicated, the data included in this report is as of December 31, 2021 for the Company’s consolidated operations.