DENVER, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced that the company donated more than $2.2 million to charities across the United States through the "DaVita Way of Giving."
For the sixth year in a row, DaVita teammates were given the opportunity to choose local nonprofits to direct contributions of time and resources through the DaVita Way of Giving to assist nonprofits with their missions. Nearly $9.1 million in donations have been directed through the program since 2011.
"The DaVita Way of Giving program is a true embodiment of what it means to be a community first and company second," said Dave Hoerman, chief wisdom officer for DaVita. "Many teammates are already involved in community causes, so giving them the opportunity to choose where we make the donations allows us, as a Village, to support what they're already doing."
Teammates choose charities that are locally based and have a positive impact in their communities. Charities include children's organizations, crisis centers, animal shelters, food banks and many more. Teammates extend the impact of donations beyond monetary support by hosting hands-on "Village Service Days," volunteer events that build strong community partnerships and allow teammates to donate their time to help charities however they need it most.
DaVita Way of Giving is one of many programs dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through DaVita's Trilogy of Care – Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World.
For more information about DaVita's community engagement efforts, please visit DaVita.com/CSR.
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of September 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,318 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 186,000 patients. The company also operated 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of September 30, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 750,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.
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SOURCE DaVita Inc.