DaVita Stories

Dear DaVita: Love Letters to the Village

Editor’s note: Just about every day our Village experiences a DaVita moment. And we love when we get to hear good news, a heartwarming story or simply kudos for a job well done. We’re humbled by the messages we receive daily and wanted to share some of them with you. This is the first in a series of letters we will periodically share.

I thought you would be proud to know that you have created a special place….a company where I have teammates who care!

I was recently on FMLA for the birth of my boys. Yes, I was carrying twin boys! Tragedy struck when, five days before a scheduled C-section, one of my boys lost his heartbeat and I had to have an emergency C-section. They were unable to bring him back. After breaking the news to some of my teammates, I received immense support through texts, emails and cards. The nutrition services team brightened my day with a flower bouquet, my local dietitian team came together to send us a meal and fruit basket, and my clinic teammates donated PTO so I could stay home longer with my new little one and have more time to grieve.

Everyone was so excited that I was having twins, so I was reluctant to come back to work and have to talk about my loss with my patients and teammates, and relive it all again. However, when I came back I was reassured that I’m right where I need to be. Everyone graciously welcomed me back with hugs, smiles and continued support. So to me, DaVita is more than my place of work, it’s family.

DaVita Stories Team

DaVita Stories Team

The DaVita Stories Team is a group of teammates excited to bring you the latest news from around the Village and show you what makes DaVita a special place.