DENVER, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced that during its annual Villagewide meeting, April 13-16, the company recognized teammates for exemplifying its core values.
"A community produces most what it honors most," said Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. "It is a privilege to honor teammates who go above and beyond to make our Village a special place."
The following teammates received Chairman's Awards:
Elise Duke Group Vice President, Titan Group Yonkers, New York
The following teammates received Core Value Awards:
Service Excellence Nancy Nelson Clinical Services Specialist, LaForza Division Bridgewater, New Jersey
Integrity Derek Nuce Group Facility Administrator, Whittier Dialysis Whittier, California
Team Regina Cox Clinical Services Director, Apex Group Neoga, Illinois
Continuous Improvement Kim Hall Group Facility Administrator, Dothan Dialysis Dothan, Alabama
Fulfillment Antje Wolligand Dominikus Team Leader Germany
Fun Dorothy "Dee" Farney Medical Assistant, JSA Healthcare New Port Richey, Florida
Recognized as a best-in-class training and development program, Villagewide provides opportunities for teammates to learn, celebrate and connect with each other. This year's meeting theme, "Own the Moment," encourages teammates to take advantage of the special moments that happen in and out of the workplace.
This year's keynote speaker, Alex Sheen, founder of Because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept, urged participants to state their values and make a sincere attempt to live by them.
"Sometimes we just need people to do what they said they were going to do in the first place – to be good to their friends and family, to volunteer in their community, to be kind to a stranger," said Sheen. "It's the promises that we make that make this world and too soon we forget."
Learn more about Davita HealthCare Partners' award-winning culture at DaVita.com/CSR.
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 Dec. 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 177,000 patients. The company also operated 118 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, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of Dec. 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 808,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.
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