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DaVita CEO Discusses Reform, Integrated Care with Nashville Leaders

DaVita CEO Discusses Reform, Integrated Care with Nashville Leaders
by Nashville Health Care Council | Feb 14, 2014

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.

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 Thiry.

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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 countries. Click 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 visit

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