100k Jobs Mission Employer Profile: DaVita

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DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

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DaVita is a community first and a company second, an idea military veterans and families share.

Since January 2010, DaVita hired over 1,000 veterans and offered transitional support. Of these hires, over 100 filled leadership roles in the Village. In 2013, DaVita was recognized by GI Jobs, Civilianjobs.com, Military Times Edge, and Military Spouse Magazine. They were also honored with a Patriot Award in December, 2012, a special award as it was submitted by a dialysis nurse in the Army Reserves.

On September 26 2013, DaVita was honored to receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This lifetime achievement honors DaVita's commitment to supporting National Guard and Reserve employees.  Nearly 3,000 employers were nominated for a Freedom Award this year. An awards committee composed of senior Department of Defense officials, business leaders and prior honorees selected just 15 companies to receive a 2013 award. DaVita is one of only two Colorado employers to receive the Freedom Award this year.  "We are privileged to have more than 1,700 reservists, members of the Guard, military veterans and military spouses as part of the DaVita community," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. "They make our company and our country stronger and better. It's an honor to support them in every way we can."

In 2012, DaVita published an "Operations Homefront Chart" identifying additional resources and special benefits for active duty military teammates (before, during and after deployment). One example of their benefit offerings (which exceed USERRA laws) is pay differential of up to 100% salary for mobilized service members for up to five years. Also, if a teammate is deployed greater than thirty days, the DaVita Village Network will provide $5,000 per annum to ease expenses on the homefront for the family.

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