DENVER, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today honors the men and women of the armed forces who have selflessly served the United States.
To honor this day, DaVita HealthCare Partners will be building a "Wall of Honor for Veterans" to display at its World Headquarters in Denver to honor the teammates and family members who are veterans.
"We are proud to highlight the service of military personnel this Veterans Day, but our support does not stop there," said Laura Mildenberger, chief people officer at DaVita Kidney Care. "We are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to our veterans through specially designed programs that offer us a chance to give back continuously."
DaVita HealthCare Partners has been a member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership since 2011 and has made a commitment to help match veterans and their spouses to jobs within the company. DaVita HealthCare Partners is also active with the "100,000 Jobs Mission," one of the largest private sector coalitions dedicated to veteran employment. Once hired, DaVita HealthCare Partners' "Village Veterans" program allows new teammates to receive mentorship from company leaders as they transition to new roles within the company.
DaVita HealthCare Partners' "Star Troopers" program offers teammates the opportunity to volunteer and assemble care packages and write thank you notes to be sent to those serving overseas. To date, Star Troopers has supported troops with over 7,500 cards, letters and care packages.
DaVita HealthCare Partners and its teammates have been recognized for their initiatives with military veterans and their spouses, and guard and reserve members by receiving several awards, including the following:
- Freedom Award 2013 - the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers
- G.I. Jobs "Top 100 Military Friendly Employers" 2014
- "Best for Vets Employers" by Military Times EDGE Magazine 2014
- Military Spouse Magazine's "Military Friendly Spouse Employer" 2014
- "Most Valuable Employer" by Civilianjobs.com; 2014
- 2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Companies by U.S. Veterans Magazine
For more information about DaVita's veterans' programs, please visit Careers.DaVita.com/Careers/Military.
About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. 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, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,152 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 170,000 patients. The company also operated 87 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of September 30, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 836,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
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