DaVita Inc. is a healthcare company that provides kidney care services. The company was founded in 1994 as Total Renal Care and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It operates over 2,700 dialysis centers in the United States, treating approximately 200,000 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) each year. In addition to its dialysis centers, DaVita also offers a range of services including laboratory services, pharmacy services, and nutritional counseling.
DaVita's focus on kidney care is driven by its mission to improve the quality of life for those living with kidney disease. Its approach is centered around the concept of integrated care, which involves working closely with patients to provide comprehensive care that addresses their medical, emotional, and social needs. This includes offering education and support to help patients manage their condition, as well as coordinating care with other healthcare providers such as primary care physicians, specialists, and social workers.
DaVita's financial performance has been solid in recent years, with the company reporting steady revenue growth and profitability. In 2020, the company reported $11.4 billion in revenue, up from $10.9 billion in 2019. Its net income for the year was $894 million. DaVita's stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DVA.
The company has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety, receiving several awards and accolades over the years. In 2020, it was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, DaVita has been recognized by the National Kidney Foundation for its efforts to promote kidney health and education.
DaVita is also involved in several philanthropic initiatives, including the DaVita Village Network, which provides financial assistance to patients in need, and the Bridge of Life foundation, which works to improve access to dialysis and kidney care in underserved areas around the world.