DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, recognizes the month of May as Employee Health Month. The health of teammates is vital in helping to ensure they can provide the best quality of care for DaVita HealthCare Partners' patients.
"From work-life balance to mental and physical health, we know that our teammates can care better for our patients when they are taking care of themselves," said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners.
DaVita HealthCare Partners consistently ranks as one of the healthiest employers and top workplaces in Denver: For example, this year the company was named a Top Workplace by The Denver Post and Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer by the Denver Business Journal. DaVita HealthCare Partners has won both of these awards for the past four consecutive years.
To honor its commitment to healthy living, DaVita HealthCare Partners benefits and wellness program, called Village Vitality, offers a variety of programs designed to help improve the health, well-being and satisfaction of DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates. These programs include:
- Match the Mayor – "Mayor" Kent Thiry champions healthy living annually in a six-week health campaign that encourages teammates, friends and family to match him in healthy eating and/or exercise minutes. This program encourages participants to learn more about their personal wellness while inspiring new, lasting, healthy habits.
- We Are Well – The We Are Well Award is an annual award presented to teammates who have dedicated themselves to achieving their health goals. Teammates who share a compelling story about doing the right thing for their health are given the opportunity to win free health insurance for the year. Among the requirements are: working toward achieving better health, fulfilling personal goals, overcoming health or fitness obstacles, or inspiring others.
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