DaVita® Stories


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Welcome to DaVita Stories

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to the DaVita Stories blog!

For 16 years, we’ve been committed to building a healthy Village – a Community First and a Company Second – where we strive to create a special place in caring for our patients, caring for each other and caring for our world.

With 70,000 teammates and counting, our Village is sustained by so many of our teammates embracing the DaVita Way.

One of the unique things about the Village is that we include teammates in big decisions. It’s a democratic approach that we take seriously. From adopting our Vision Statement, and then evolving it again a decade later; to adopting our new logo; even selecting our Core Values and choosing the name DaVita, it’s been teammates who were given a voice and helped make those critical decisions.

Over the years, teammates have shared feedback on our democratic approach, for example:

“DaVita is a place where you are encouraged to grow and your voice is heard. The leaders of the Village are willing to hear new ideas no matter your position in the company.”

And we continue this tradition as we evolve our Stories of the Village magazine – where for nearly a decade we have shared interesting, inspiring and thoughtful stories written by our teammates for our teammates, partners and family members – to an online blog called DaVita Stories.  This is a place where you can read about the exciting, innovative, challenging and fun things our teammates are doing around the Village. It’s a place where we can share how we live the DaVita Way and the ripples we create in our communities.

That’s what we hope you will find here: interesting stories about DaVita teammates, initiatives and programs, insightful information for your personal and professional life and everything in between. We hope this blog will leave you thinking about how DaVita teammates work together, with our patients and with our communities to help create a special place.

We encourage you to engage with DaVita Stories. Share your thoughts on posts that interest you and if you’d like to share your own story or author a blog post, please email the DaVita Stories team.

One For All!

Dave Hoerman

Dave Hoerman

Dave is the chief wisdom officer for the DaVita enterprise. In this role Dave oversees the Wisdom team, which is responsible for all cultural elements as well as organizational and leadership development.