DaVita Inc. ( NYSE: DVA ), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States , today released a recap of major accomplishments for the company in 2016, marking its 16th year bringing quality of life to patients and teammates around the world.
DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today released a recap of major accomplishments for the company in 2016, marking its 16th year bringing quality of life to patients and teammates around the world.
“Our relentless focus on quality patient care, creating a special place for teammates and giving back to local communities has yielded a year of milestones we can be proud of,” said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. “I’m honored to work with teammates who bring intentionality to caring for others as we strive to help our patients live their highest quality of life.”
Major 2016 highlights include:
DaVita Outperforms the Rest of the Industry in Quality – For the third consecutive year, DaVita outperformed the rest of the industry under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating system with the highest percentage of centers rated with four or five stars. DaVita also led in CMS’ ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for the third year in a row, with the most dialysis centers ranking in the top clinical performance tier.
FluidWise® Program Helps Dialysis Patients Maintain Target Weight – FluidWise, DaVita’s fluid management program, aims to reduce fluid-related hospitalizations – the main reason for dialysis patients’ hospital admissions. Since 2013, DaVita has seen a more than 14 percent reduction in the number of patients with frequent excessive interdialytic weight gain.
WipeOut Infections® Program Helps Prevent Infections for Dialysis Patients – WipeOut Infections, DaVita’s surveillance, prevention and response program, aims to help patients live longer and avoid infection-related hospitalizations. DaVita leads the industry with more than 90 percent of its dialysis patients immunized for influenza in 2016.
CAPG Standards of Excellence Elite Status – CAPG awarded HealthCare Partners in California and The Everett Clinic in Washington its Standards of Excellence Elite Award. Colorado Springs Health Partners received a Standards of Excellence Exemplary Award. Standards of Excellence awards are achieved by surpassing rigorous, peer-defined benchmarks in the survey categories: Care Management Practices, Information Technology, Accountability and Transparency, Patient-Centered Care, Group Support of Advanced Primary Care, and Administrative and Financial Capability.
HealthCare Partners Reduces Hospitalization for Patients – HealthCare Partners patients had a 20 percent better chance of staying out of the hospital in 2016, compared to industry standards of hospitalization rates. Out of every 1,000 patients, only 226 HealthCare Partners patients were admitted to a hospital versus the industry average of 282 patients.