DaVita Receives Best Practices Award for Compliance Training Program
Health Ethics Trust Recognizes DaVita for its Outstanding Compliance Program
DENVER -- November 20, 2013
DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, today announced the company has
received Health Ethics Trust’s Best Practice Award for its compliance training
Training is a foundational element of DaVita’s compliance program. DaVita
maintains an extensive training and education program that comprises a
combination of in-person training sessions, automated online training tools,
and ongoing real-time guidance and support from the company’s compliance team.
“Compliance training and education empowers DaVita teammates to play an active
role in reducing regulatory risk,” said Jeanine Jiganti, chief compliance
officer at DaVita. “By maintaining an environment of integrity through our
compliance program, DaVita is able to provide quality care to our patients and
be the employer of choice for our teammates.”
All teammates are required to complete at least one compliance training course
per year along with other various courses based on the teammate’s role. The
courses and supplemental messages ensure that teammates are consistently
receiving timely guidance related to their work.
DaVita’s compliance program follows a commitment to uphold the company’s Code
of Conduct, ensures teammates “do the right thing,” and incorporates DaVita’s
Mission and Values. It also supports the organization’s business objectives
*Collaborating with operators to assist with complex regulatory issues;
*Educating teammates about compliance in day-to-day activities; and
*Navigating health care laws and the regulatory environment.
DaVita’s compliance program is essential to ensure ethical business practices
that comply with guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Inspector General (OIG); federal, state and local laws; and
The Health Ethics Trust was developed in response to growing ethics and
compliance concerns in health care. The purpose of the trust is to assist
health care organizations in ethical and legal conduct through educational
programs, research and shared best practices.
DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks
of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune
500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of
health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and
abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita
delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end
stage renal disease. DaVita strives 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 Sept.
30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,042
outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
166,000 patients. The company also operated 66 outpatient dialysis centers
located in ten 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 DaVita.com.
Ginger Pelz, 303-876-6611
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