|[February 14, 2014]
DaVita CEO Discusses Reform, Integrated Care with Nashville Leaders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
Today, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted 250 members for a
discussion with Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare
Partners, on health care reform, integrated care, and DaVita's strategy
and vision for the future.
Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare Partners, spoke to the Nashville Health Care Council today on health care reform, integrated care, and DaVita's strategy and vision for the future. (Photo: Business Wire)
DaVita HealthCare Partners is a clinical leader in kidney care and
population health management. DaVita provides care for approximately one
out of every three dialysis patients in America (approximately 166,000)
in more than 2,000 locations across the U.S., as well as locations
overseas (including China, India, and Saudi Arabia). On the health
management side, HealthCare Partners takes comprehensive care of
approximately 760,000 individuals in five states.
Known for his unique leadership style, Thiry described DaVita's
expansion into new models of care with a goal of delivering superior
clinical outcomes while improving the cost and quality of care. Thiry
also spoke about the importance of focusing and intentionality to create
a mission- and values-driven workplace. DaVita is known for its strong
corporate culture and for having highly engaged teammates.
"Though we are faced with headwinds as a result of reimbursement cuts
and rate pressures, DaVita HealthCare remains focused on improving
clinical outcomes for our patients, delivering integrated care and
innovating in a way that benefits doctors, patients and taxpayers," said
event photos on Flickr.
Photo credit: (c) 2014, Donn Jones.
"Nashville is known as the center of the health care industry, and our
members value hearing from leaders such as Kent as they are implementing
innovative solutions to improve patient care throughout the world," said
Caroline Young, Council president.
The Council hosted Thiry in Nashville in conjunction with the Fellows
initiative, the Council's educational program providing a forum for
thought-leadership and strategy around the future of health care.
Today's program was presented by BlueCross
BlueShield of Tennessee. Supporting sponsors were Bass,
Berry & Sims, Cressey
& Company, LifePoint
Hospitals and SpecialtyCare.
About Kent Thiry and DaVita HealthCare Partners
Kent Thiry is co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, a
Fortune 400® health care provider. The company has approximately $11.5
billion in annual revenue and 55,000 teammates across 47 states and 11
here for more information on Kent Thiry and Davita.
About the Nashville Health Care Council
The Nashville Health Care Council, founded in 1995 as an affiliate of
the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, is an association of health care
industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville's
position as the nation's health care industry capital. Worldwide,
Nashville's health care industry generates more than 400,000 jobs and
$70 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville's largest and
fastest growing employer. For more information on the Council, please
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