DENVER, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today announced that it was one of four companies in North America to receive Special Recognition in the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® study.
"Receiving third-party recognition from a respected company like Aon Hewitt validates our work in leadership and talent development," said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. "Building a strong community of teammates is an important way to impact patient care, which is the foundation of our commitment as a Village."
Conducted since 2001, the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. This year's winners were selected and ranked by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, and business and financial performance.
In addition to the regional and Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list, the 2014 judges panel in North America felt there were a small number of companies that, given the strength of their leadership practices today, deserved special recognition.
"In today's complex and unpredictable business landscape, Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. "We congratulate DaVita HealthCare Partners on being among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."
Only 29 companies across North America made the list. This marks the second time DaVita HealthCare Partners has been recognized by Aon Hewitt. The company's unique workplace has received a number of awards this year, including Harvard Business Review's ranking the company's reputation as 37th globally, WorldBlu's "Most Democratic Workplaces" and Becker's Hospital Review's 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare." See a complete list of DaVita HealthCare Partners 2014 awards at DaVita.com/About/Awards.
Visit www.aon.com/topcompanies-winners for the full list of Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.
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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