Trilogy of Care III
February 11, 2014 | A Day in the Life of a Dialysis Healthcare Administrator
One of my greatest honors was to partner with the "Dialysis Patient Citizens" which started in 2004. The focus of this program is to provide a political voice behind the issues that directly affect the lives of our patients. The DPC is an organization that is made up of patients and family members throughout the dialysis community - not just DaVita's. As a professional growth opportunity I challenged myself to join the DPC and travel to Washington, DC on two occasions meeting with members of Congress delivering stories of the challenges and obstacles to wellness faced by our patients. Among the issues I discussed were drug coverage, insurance coverage and transportation. It was a thrilling opportunity to witness first- hand the inner workings of our government.
"DaVita Village Green" is an opportunity for every facility to do our part to make the world a little
"greener" by recycling. I'm happy to report that this was the year I committed 100% both at work and at home. It is the one New Year’s resolution that stuck! We recycle our toner cartridges, cardboard, batteries and packing material.
There is nothing like a "Village Service Project". One year DaVita sponsored a project that had facility administrators from all over the country building bicycles for underprivileged children. Last year we assembled over 2000 prosthetic arms for a non-profit company that distributes them to amputees around the world - some the victims of landmines. Although these projects took place during our annual village wide meeting for administrators DaVita encourages teams to find projects within your own communities continuing to send forth ripples. Our most recent local project was to provide sneakers to our local schools. It was overwhelming to hear some children say it was the first time they ever had new shoes.
Can you make a difference in the world? At DaVita you are only limited by your imagination