EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group in America, today announced the appointment of Jim Rechtin as president of HealthCare Partners' California market effective Feb. 15, 2016. In this role, Rechtin will report to HealthCare Partners Chief Operating Officer Joe Mello.
Rechtin, who currently serves as senior vice president of strategy at DaVita HealthCare Partners (a position he will retain), will succeed Dr. Prati Patel, M.D., who plans to retire at the end of 2016. Patel will continue to serve the company as president emeritus throughout 2016 and will remain an advisor to the company for the foreseeable future.
"Jim has a proven track record as a trusted advisor in the healthcare practice at Bain as well as a strategic thinker during his time at HealthCare Partners," said Mello. "Prati has built a strong foundation in the California market and we are grateful to have her ongoing guidance as an advisor."
Rechtin joined DaVita HealthCare Partners after nearly 14 years in Bain's Chicago office, where he advised clients as a partner in the healthcare industry practice. Rechtin began his career as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He earned his MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in political science from DePauw University.
About DaVita HealthCare Partners: DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of HealthCare Partners and DaVita Kidney Care. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of Sept. 30, 2015, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 808,000 patients. 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 Sept. 30, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,225 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 177,000 patients. The company also operated 104 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
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