DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2012-- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services that is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced that its Ohio clinics had generated $67,000 in charitable contributions in the state through the "DaVita Way of Giving."
As part of DaVita's® larger national charitable giving efforts, teammates (employees) at each DaVitaclinic were invited to request contributions for the 501(c)(3) charity of their choice. Clinics were also allowed to team up on behalf of a single charity to request larger contributions. More than 400 charities received contributions ranging from $1,000 to over $40,000.
Ohio charities received $67,000 from DaVita - the fourth highest total of any state in the nation.
"At DaVita we see ourselves as a community first and a company second," said Brian Jackson, divisional vice president at DaVita. "We work to provide superior quality of care to our patients and we use that same commitment to help make the communities we live and work in to be the best that they can be."
Cincinnati area nonprofits receiving contributions included Freestore Foodbank and the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati.
Columbus area nonprofits who received donations included the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.
Cleveland area nonprofits benefitting included the Cleveland Foodbank and the Rainey Institute, which aims to positively change Cleveland's youth through visual and performing arts.
"The Athens County Shrine Club wants to thank DaVita for the kind and generous donation, without this kind of support, the Shriners Hospitals could not exist," said Steve Kane of the Shrine Club.
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DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, 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. DaVitastrives 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 Dec. 31, 2011, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,809 dialysis facilities in the United States, serving approximately 142,000 patients. The company also operated 11 outpatient dialysis centers located in three countries outside the United States. DaVita 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 http://www.davita.com.
Source: DaVita Inc.
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