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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.

Today

  • The Village has more than 55,000 teammates working in the U.S. and serves approximately 200,000 patients.

2019

  • After nearly 20 years of leadership, Kent announces that Javier Rodriguez, who he has worked closely with since 1999, is the new CEO of DaVita. Together as leaders, they have worked to build the Village as it stands today. Kent will remain actively involved with DaVita serving as executive chairman of the board.
  • In June 2019, DaVita completes the sale of DaVita Medical Group (formerly HealthCare Partners) to Optum.

2018

  • DaVita is selected for the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which recognizes global organizations for their work in advancing gender equality. See more about DaVita Awards.

2017

  • DaVita launches the Executive Inclusion Council to help create a strategy for diversity and inclusion for all of its teammates.

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 patient
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® Magazin

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

MARCH
  • Kent Thiry named chairman and CEO of Total Renal Care, a failing dialysis company
  • Doug Vlchek joins the company