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DaVita Celebrates 2017 Awards and Recognition

Sure, we don’t go to work every day with the intention of winning awards, but it’s both humbling and motivating when our dedication is recognized by those outside of our community. From honoring our clinical excellence to our outstanding training programs, 2017 has already brought the DaVita Village numerous, and much appreciated, notable accolades.

So let’s continue the rest of the year knowing that our vision to Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen is as attainable as ever – thanks, in entirety, to the hard work of teammates throughout the Village.

Awards DaVita Has Received So Far in 2017:

Fortune® World’s Most Admired CompaniesDaVita was recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2017. In addition to being named to the list, DaVita ranked first in Quality of Products/Services in the health care medical facilities category. This marks the sixth year the company has been ranked number one in innovation for health care facilities and the 10th consecutive year DaVita has earned the honor as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE.

Training Top 125  –  DaVita ranked 31st among the Top 125 companies with exceptional workforce training and leadership development programs in the world by Training Magazine. This is the company’s 13th year on this prestigious list.

WorldBlu Freedom Centered WorkplaceWe were recognized as a Freedom-Centered Workplace for the 10th year in a row by WorldBlu.

GI Jobs Top 100 Military and Military Spouse Friendly Employers We’ve been named a Military-Friendly Employer for the 8th consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine. The ranking is based on a survey assessing companies’ long-term commitment to hiring those with military service, recruiting and hiring efforts and results, policies for Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty, military spouse programs, and the presence of special military recruitment programs.

LearningElite – For the fifth consecutive year, our learning and development programs were recognized among the top in the nation by Chief Learning Officer. LearningElite honors companies for creating and implementing exemplary teammate development practices that deliver measurable business value.

RecruitMilitary’s Most Valuable Employers for Military®This is our seventh year in a row receiving this honor.

CAPG Standards of ExcellenceThis year, The Everett Clinic in Washington, and HealthCare Partners in California, both DaVita Medical Groups, were awarded CAPG’s Standards of Excellence™ (SOE®) Elite awards.

Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in HealthcareThe magazine, one of the nation’s leading health care industry publications, named Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for the 10th consecutive year. We view this not as an individual award but as recognition of the combined contributions of our teammates to creating the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen.

Denver Post’s ‘Top Workplaces’ in ColoradoThis is our sixth consecutive year on the list.

Distinguished Nephrology Service Award – The Renal Physicians Associations bestowed this honor on DaVita’s Dr. Allen R. Nissenson.

Hermes Creative AwardsWe were honored with one platinum, five gold and one honorable mention award this year for excellence in creative communications.

Colorado’s Most Powerful People of 2017For the first time, ColoradoBIZ Magazine named CEO Kent Thiry as one of “Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful People.” This reflects the influence and hard work of teammates throughout the Village.

Becker’s Hospital Review 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare – DaVita was named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for the fourth year.

Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index FundWe were selected for inclusion in this year’s Pax Ellevate mutual fund, which invests in companies that are invested in advancing women’s leadership.

Harvard Business Review’s Transformation 10 – Kent Thiry and DaVita were honored for being among the top 10 companies ranking highest in new-growth transformation.

CRO Leadership Awards DaVita Clinical Research was recognized in multiple categories by Life Science Leader for the second year in a row.

2020 WOB Winning Company – Our Board of Directors was recognized by 2020 Women On Boards, which is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to at least 20 percent by 2020.

Positive Business Project Honoree For the first time, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recognized DaVita for this accolade.


Colleen McSweeney

Colleen McSweeney

Colleen McSweeney is a teammate based out of Denver, CO where she serves as Recognition Manager for Team Mercury, DaVita’s Marketing and Communications department.