DaVita Recognized as a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group

DaVita ranked among the top 10 in the large company category

Jul 08, 2014, 09:04 ET from DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care and health care services, today announced it has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the second year in a row.

In its second year as a Top Workplace, DaVita ranked ninth in the "Large Company" category for companies with 500 or more employees, up five spots from 2013. DaVita is the only health care provider in the Large Company category. Top Workplaces are chosen and ranked based on extensive research and employee input using a 22-statement survey, and more than 1.7 million employees were surveyed in 2012. This is the fifth year that Bay Area News Group has published its Top Workplaces.

"We are honored to once again be chosen as a Bay Area Top Workplace," said Danny Shapiro, group operations director for DaVita in Northern California. "Dialysis can be a difficult field to work in. We believe nurturing each other better equips us to nurture our patients. This philosophy inspires our award-winning leadership development programs, open communication channels, scholarships and financial assistance to teammates in time of need. We pride ourselves on being a community first and a company second, and our commitment to community engagement reflects that belief."

DaVita's Trilogy of Care, "Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World," drives the company's industry-leading clinical outcomes and commitment to community engagement. Last year, more than 100 local teammates supported the San Francisco and Silicon Valley National Kidney Foundation walks, and nationally, through the DaVita Way of Giving campaign, teammates donated $1.2 million to more than 760 nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

DaVita has been recognized by multiple organizations for its focus on teammates and workplace satisfaction. Awards include inclusion on Becker's Hospital Review's "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list, WorldBlu's Most Democratic Workplaces, WorkplaceDynamics' Top Workplaces Colorado, and Chief Learning Officer magazine's LearningElite Silver.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

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 disease and end stage renal disease. As of March 31, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,098 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 165,000 patients. The company also operated 75 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 provides integrated care management for nearly 795,000 managed care patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

Contact Information

Media: Amanda Copenhaver (415) 254-1533 Amanda.copenhaver@davita.com

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