DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care and health care services, today announced it has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer. This is the third consecutive year the publication has recognized the company's commitment to teammate health and wellness with a first place rank in the Healthiest Employer award program.
The Denver Business Journal defines extra-large employers as those with a workforce of 950 or more. Since announcing that it would move its corporate headquarters to Denver in 2009, DaVita HealthCare Partners has added more than 1,200 jobs, and in the past two years, more than 14,000 teammates have traveled to Denver for education-related activities, generating millions of dollars for the local economy.
"We believe a healthy workplace begins with a culture of health awareness and accountability," said Cynthia Baxter, vice president of DaVita Kidney Care People Services. "In addition to health, dental and vision insurance and flexible health care spending accounts, we offer teammates an internal wellness program called Village Vitality that provides incentives for certain activities."
From fitness campaigns to reduced health care premiums to free biometric screenings, DaVita HealthCare Partners empowers teammates – and their families – to understand the implications of disease, learn their risk factors early, and take personal responsibility for their health.
For more information about DaVita HealthCare Partners' commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, visit its community care webpage.
The Denver Business Journal's Healthiest Employer awards are now in their fourth year. Key qualifying metrics include a tobacco-free workplace policy, health risk assessment and appraisal, incentives to modify unhealthy behaviors, and tracking absenteeism due to sickness.
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About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita 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 June 30, 2014, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 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 March 31, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 795,000 managed care patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
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