DaVita Dialysis, also known as DaVita Kidney Care, is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of healthcare 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. Founded in 1999 under the name Total Renal Care, the company was quickly restructured and renamed DaVita, Italian for “giving life.” Services offered by DaVita include Home Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis, In-Center Dialysis, In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis as well as others.
As of September, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated and provided administrative services at 2,225 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 174,000 patients. The company also operated 104 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. The company employs more than 50,000 workers across the nation.
DaVita has been constantly ranked well among Fortune 500 companies. In 2011, DaVita was ranked 359 and by 2014 reached 230 and was rated one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune from 2005-2011. Furthermore, DaVita has been recognized by Modern Healthcare, Newsweek, and WorldBlu as well.