Improving Health, Health Care and Quality of Life
DENVER, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced DaVita Day of Music, a one-day event featuring pop-up concerts by the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. The musical event will take place at 26 DaVita dialysis centers throughout Colorado on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
"The Colorado Symphony is a treasure in our community and this event is a terrific way to bring their music to new audiences," said Maggie Anderson, senior vice president for DaVita. "It is our hope that this first-of-its-kind event will bring joy to our patients and teammates in the centers."
According to a study by UCLA Health, for patients on dialysis, the use of music therapy may positively impact quality of life for those on dialysis. In addition, the research shows that music therapy helps with anxiety and pain management, supports emotional wellbeing and optimization of hemodynamic measures, like blood pressure and heart rate.
Currently there are nearly 660,000 individuals living in the United States that have been diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Of those, approximately 460,000 people are currently on dialysis, a treatment which replaces total kidney function. Dialysis patients typically undergo treatment 3 times per week which last between 3-4 hours each.
"The Colorado Symphony is grateful to DaVita for its many years of support and we're thrilled to support DaVita in return for the Day of Music," said Tony Pierce, chief artistic officer for the Colorado Symphony. "Our musicians look forward to using the power of music to create a positive impact on our community."
The pop-up concerts will be shared live throughout the day on the DaVita Kidney Care Facebook page at facebook.com/davitakidneycare.
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About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, that through its operating divisions provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2018, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,580 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 201,000 patients. The company also operated 253 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
About the Colorado Symphony
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado's Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio's live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state's leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.
SOURCE DaVita Kidney Care