DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, today honors the men and women of the armed forces who have selflessly served the United States.
To honor this day, DaVita HealthCare Partners will be building a "Wall of Honor for Veterans" to display at its World Headquarters in Denver to honor the teammates and family members who are veterans.
"We are proud to highlight the service of military personnel this Veterans Day, but our support does not stop there," said Laura Mildenberger, chief people officer at DaVita Kidney Care. "We are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to our veterans through specially designed programs that offer us a chance to give back continuously."
DaVita HealthCare Partners has been a member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership since 2011 and has made a commitment to help match veterans and their spouses to jobs within the company. DaVita HealthCare Partners is also active with the "100,000 Jobs Mission," one of the largest private sector coalitions dedicated to veteran employment. Once hired, DaVita HealthCare Partners' "Village Veterans" program allows new teammates to receive mentorship from company leaders as they transition to new roles within the company.
DaVita HealthCare Partners' "Star Troopers" program offers teammates the opportunity to volunteer and assemble care packages and write thank you notes to be sent to those serving overseas. To date, Star Troopers has supported troops with over 7,500 cards, letters and care packages.
DaVita HealthCare Partners and its teammates have been recognized for their initiatives with military veterans and their spouses, and guard and reserve members by receiving several awards, including the following:
- Freedom Award 2013 - the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers
- G.I. Jobs "Top 100 Military Friendly Employers" 2014
- "Best for Vets Employers" by Military Times EDGE Magazine 2014
- Military Spouse Magazine's "Military Friendly Spouse Employer" 2014
- "Most Valuable Employer" by Civilianjobs.com; 2014
- 2014 Top Veteran-Friendly Companies by U.S. Veterans Magazine
SOURCE DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.