COVID-19 Updates

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.

  Caring for
    Each Other

At DaVita, we believe that when we create a thriving community for our teammates, they in turn create a special community for our patients and their families, and are inspired to help others.  

Ricardo, DaVita teammate

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."

—Tanya,
DaVita teammate

78%

35%*

27%

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

THRIVE

Develops high-potential nurses, clinical coordinators and clinic nurse managers into operational managers  

Gateway

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 

Foresters

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

Higher Education

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

Family Support

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

College Coach

Educational and financial advising for teammates’ children heading to college

Special Needs

Support for parents to handle a range of educational, developmental and social challenges

Care Direct

Free access to Sittercity and other resources to help find family care and household support 

Additional Services

Milk Stork®

A milk-delivery service for moms who travel for work

Little Star

 A benefit for eligible mothers and fathers of the Village upon the birth or adoption of a child