DaVita and Rock Health announce partnership

Tuesday November 29, 2016 0 comments Tags: DaVita, Rock Health, Denver, Kent Thiry


DENVER -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA), a leading independent provider of integrated health and kidney care services in the U.S., today announced a partnership with San Francisco-based Rock Health, the first venture fund dedicated to digital health and a leader in fostering innovation in healthcare.DaVita_logoUSE 

The partnership will help facilitate direct connections between the diverse, innovative companies in Rock Health's portfolio and DaVita, and to allow for opportunities to better serve DaVita's nearly two million patients, 67,000 teammates and 15,000 affiliated physicians around the world.

As a worldwide leader in healthcare services, DaVita said it will provide perspectives and strategic insights to Rock Health's entrepreneurs and help shape the future of innovation in human-centered healthcare.

"Health care is about the way we serve and treat our patients," said Kent Thiry, DaVita chairman and CEO.

"Our work with Rock Health is intended to advance the care and experience of our patients, today and in the future."

Throughout its history, DaVita said it has been at the forefront of innovation in patient care by citing:

  • First-ever renal-specific pharmacy, DaVita Rx
  • Leader in home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment for patients
  • Led the shift to integrated kidney care through establishing chronic special needs plans (CSNPs) and End Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs)
  • Top kidney care online resource in the world, DaVita.com

"DaVita has innovation in its DNA and it's an honor to have them join us as a partner," said Bill Evans, Rock Health managing director.

"DaVita's reach and reputation as an industry-leading provider make this partnership particularly exciting for our portfolio companies."