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Milestones on Our Village Journey

Our timeline below chronicles the dramatic turnaround from our company being on the brink of bankruptcy in 1999 to a thriving business with millions in revenue and industry leading clinical outcomes. Our success can be attributed to our teammates living our Mission and Core Values and always striving towards the company Vision.

2017
& BEYOND
Our work continues...
2016
MARCH
DaVita leads kidney care industry in 2 key government measures

Casa del Mundo earns LEED Platinum from US Green Building Council
JANUARY
DaVita Rx opens first specialty pharmacy
2015
OCTOBER
DaVita ranks as clinical leader in CMS Five-Star Ratings
DaVita launches first-ever Medicare disease-specific ACOs
SEPTEMBER
The Village expands into Brazil
FEBRUARY
DaVita partners with NYC public charter schools
2014
MAY
StepAhead Diabetes Management®
OCTOBER
DVU celebrates 150th Academy
APRIL
DaVita provides first hemodiafiltration (HDF) treatment in the U.S.
2013
NOVEMBER
DaVita Village Trust established (encompasses The Kidney TRUST and Bridge of Life)
JUNE
The Village expands into Latin America
APRIL
Independent study shows
JANUARY
The Village grows, acquiring centers in Taiwan, Portugal, Poland
DaVita initiates Fluid Wise®, Wipeout Infections® and Meds Matter clinical programs to improve patient health and longevity
2012
DECEMBER
Patient vaccinations set industry record at 91%
SEPTEMBER
USRDS report shows DaVita survival rate leads kidney care industry
AUGUST
Kidney Smart education program begins
JULY
Patients connect and manage their healthcare with myDaVita.com and DaVita® Health Portal
FEBRUARY
Paladina Health opens first direct primary care clinic in Tacoma, Washington
2011
NOVEMBER
The Village expands into Germany
SEPTEMBER
DaVita acquires DSI Renal
MAY
DaVita unveils new tagline, “bringing quality to life”
JANUARY
IT launches Capella, a clinical case management capability
DaVita partners with Denver Public Schools
2010
MAY
DaVita turns 10
MARCH
Falcon® Physician commercially available
2009
JULY
DVU holds 100th DaVita Academy
JUNE
IMPACT launches to reduce first-year mortality in dialysis patients
APRIL
CathAway launches, drives CVC rates to lowest industry levels
DaVita Children’s Foundation and K.T. Family Foundation reach $1M invested in teammates’ children and grandchildren
2007
SEPTEMBER
First Tour DaVita® held in Alabama/Tennessee
MAY
First Circle of Life Nationwide Memorial Service
APRIL
Inaugural edition of DaVita® Magazine
2006
DECEMBER
Bridge of Life—DaVita Medical Missions formed
NOVEMBER
First kidney awareness run/walk held
MAY
Chairside Snappy first used at Ocala North Dialysis, Florida
KT Community Foundation formed


2005
NOVEMBER
Village Paradise Awards begin
OCTOBER
DaVita acquires Gambro Healthcare, begins Road to One
MARCH
First-ever Voice of the Village Call
2004
AUGUST
Shining Star Caregiver recognition program begins
DaVita Patient Citizens formed (later becomes Dialysis Patient Citizens)
2003
First Lifeline Vascular Access center opens
2002
MAY
“Fun” added as 7th Core Value
FEBRUARY
First clinic displays created for Wall of Fame program
The DaVita Way introduced
2001
AUGUST
Snappy clinical software debuts at Ocala West Dialysis, Florida
MARCH
First DaVita Village Network grant awarded
2000
MAY
First Nationwide meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
Teammates vote to change Total Renal Care name to DaVita, which means "giving life"
Teammates democratically choose six Core Values
JANUARY
DaVita Blues All-Stars band formed
1999
OCTOBER
Kent Thiry named chairman and CEO of Total Renal Care, a failing dialysis company
Doug Vlchek joins the company