DENVER, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, will welcome more than 4,000 teammates to downtown Denver today to celebrate and acknowledge its differentiated workplace during the company's annual meeting, called Villagewide.
DaVita's Villagewide has been held the past 18 years, and in addition to celebrating exemplary teammates, the three-day event also serves as a training and development program that focuses on personal growth, clinical quality and teammate camaraderie.
"This week is dedicated to our front-line teammates," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. "It's a time to pause and review our accomplishments, look to the future as we expand internationally as well as domestically and above all, recognize those who truly exemplify our core mission and values."
Teammates from all 13 countries (including the United States) in which DaVita operates will arrive at Denver International Airport today and occupy 11 of the city's hotels. The majority of the week's activities will take place at the Colorado Convention Center, resulting in an overall estimated impact of nearly $9.5 million on Denver's economy.
In the spirit of DaVita operating as a community first and a company second, Villagewide not only celebrates the collective achievements and clinical outcomes from the past year, but it also recognizes individual teammates who have best lived-out DaVita's core values and mission of Building the Greatest Healthcare Community the World Has Ever Seen. The unique environment of Villagewide allows teammates to unite and work together toward growing both personally and professionally.
Continuing an annual tradition, Villagewide will kick off with a community service project, known as a Village Service Day within DaVita. More than 4,000 DaVita teammates will participate, making this the company's biggest Village Service Day yet. The project details will not be revealed to teammates until this evening.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,350 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 188,000 patients. The company also operates 154 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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