The DaVita Vision for Global Citizenship
When people are encouraged to challenge themselves, to be leaders at work and at home, to grow and to be healthy, they can become a better version of themselves. DaVita is committed to providing resources and support for our teammates that help set them up for success in multiple aspects of their lives.
Ana and Lisa, DaVita teammates
Teammate Health and Wellness
The support we give our teammates doesn’t stop when they leave work for the day. Through Village Vitality, we offer tools and incentives to teammates and their families to make healthy choices.
“I truly believe that starting a job [at DaVita] in the Village 10 days after such a tragedy was a gift to me from the universe. I have been allotted the flexibility and encouragement needed, through the wellness-focused culture here, to be able to meaningfully manage my mother’s sudden death, changing jobs, buying a new home and moving, getting married and supporting my son—all in the last eight months. I am grateful to be welcomed with open arms into this community, and I believe whole-heartedly that this company is ‘ours.’ Thank you!”
Becca, DaVita teammate and We Are Well Award winner
Diversity & Belonging
Across DaVita, we celebrate the unique experiences and perspectives of our teammates. We are building a community where teammates can bring their full set of skills to their patients and each other. We want all teammates to think, “DaVita is a place where I belong.”
Traditionally, organizations focus on diversity and inclusion from one centralized office. Our approach is intentionally different: We are focused on embedding diversity and belonging into everything we do and we encourage all of our leaders to foster these values in their teams.
We’re proud to report:
78% of our clinics are led by women
35% of senior management are women
30% of our board of directors are women and 20% are ethnic minorities
For our Diversity & Belonging efforts, we have earned external recognition, including the following:
DaVita has been named one of 230 companies recognized in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for its demonstrated commitment to gender equality.
DaVita Kidney Care CEO Javier Rodriguez is one of 550 CEOs of the world’s leading organizations to sign the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion. Participating organizations pledge to:
Continue to make workplaces a trusting environment where complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion can take place.
Implement and expand unconscious bias education.
Share best, and unsuccessful, practices on diversity and inclusion.
Share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with our board of directors.
DaVita’s award-winning training programs give teammates at all levels the opportunity to learn, grow and become leaders in their personal and professional lives. In 2018, more than 18,400 teammates participated in education and career development programs and 378,000 continuing education hours were awarded.
DaVita is proud to partner with Guild Education to offer college and financial aid advising services, discounts at over 80 universities and learning providers, as well as up to $3,000 per year in tuition reimbursement.
Leaders Branching Out
To date, the Redwoods Leadership Development Program has provided 786 undergrads and MBA students first-rate development experience, mentorship by senior management and training that empowers them to become great leaders, as well as up to $25,000 in scholarships per student.
Two courses were introduced to the Redwoods program in 2018 to further encourage internal career development.
THRIVE is focused on developing high-potential nurses, clinical coordinators and clinic nurse managers for positions in operations management.
Foresters helps prepare operational managers for a regional operations director role through mentorship, coaching and hands-on experience with real project work.
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Bridge to Your Dreams
teammates took education and leadership courses
contact hours were awarded
All teammates are encouraged to engage in direct dialogue with our leadership through regularly scheduled Voice of the Village Calls and Town Halls.
In 2018, teammates submitted 875 new ideas to Idea Hub, an incubator for innovation where ideas directly impact projects that help continuously improve how we care for our patients and our business.
Lifting Each Other Up
Serving Those Who Serve
In a healthy community, citizens share each other’s successes as well as burdens. We strive to help our teammates live healthy, productive and enriched lives, especially in times of need.
DaVita Village Network provides teammates and their dependents financial assistance during times of crisis, such as acute illness, natural disasters and financial hardships as a result of military deployment. All eligible 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. In 2018, 223 grants totaling $334,000 were awarded, totaling 2,110 grants worth $4.3 million to date.
Children and grandchildren of teammates may apply for DaVita Children’s Foundation, KT Family Foundation and the Woody Brittain Scholarship which provide scholarships for eligible students who excel in leadership, community service and academics. Together they have awarded more than $2.8 million to more than 1,300 students.
In the past nine years, DaVita has hired more than 3,000 veterans and is honored to have been recognized with more than 40 awards for recruiting excellence and its commitment to creating a special place for our veteran teammates.
Our Village Veterans programs (Veterans 2 Village and Thriving after Military Service) are multi-day classes that foster skills such as self-development and community service as a way to enhance participants’ roles as leaders, family members and community members.
Teammates activated emergency response plans across states on both coasts in response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as the California wildfires—preserving patient access to life-saving care and supporting teammates affected by these natural disasters. During the hurricanes, DaVita quickly deployed more than 50 teammates from across the country to help keep centers open and arranged for 13 generators, nearly 20,000 gallons of fuel, two water tankers and many other supplies to the areas hardest hit.
DaVita Responds to
Natural Disasters in 2018
DaVita believes in a family-first approach to our culture. We know that when we prioritize caring for our personal lives, other areas of our lives are positively impacted.