DENVER, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, is organizing various international events in honor of Community Service Month.
DaVita regularly organizes nonprofit support and community service events. In 2016, 90 percent of all eligible clinical centers participated in the annual "DaVita Way of Giving" campaign, directing donations of more than $2.2 million to nonprofits across the U.S. In addition, DaVita recently launched a formal electronic waste program, diverting more than 113,000 pounds of electronic waste from landfills in 2016 alone.
DaVita is a community first and a company second year-round, but Community Service Month is especially packed with volunteer events allowing employees, or teammates, to give back to their local communities. Teammates around the globe organize and participate in local events helping to make a positive impact.
"DaVita teammates exhibit a unique commitment to their communities," said Dave Hoerman, chief wisdom officer for DaVita. "Last year, around the world, over 18,000 teammates volunteered their time to clean up roads, fill backpacks with school supplies, plant trees and everything in between. Community Service Month is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and increase our efforts to give back."
Many of the service events will take place on April 22 in honor of Earth Day, when teammates will organize in cities across the globe to clean up rivers, parks and roads. In 2016, more than 2,600 DaVita teammates, families and friends in five different countries celebrated Earth Day with 140 environmental service projects. This year, DaVita anticipates teammates from ten countries in which it operates will participate in Earth Day service events.
To learn more about DaVita's efforts to be a community first and a company second, visit the DaVita Community Care website at www.DaVita.com/CSR.
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,350 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 188,000 patients. The company also operated 154 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Medical Group provided integrated care management for approximately 749,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.