• DaVita Launches Venture Group to Accelerate Advancements in Kidney Care

    DENVER, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued efforts to further transform patient care, DaVita today unveiled DaVita Venture Group (DVG). This group plans to accelerate DaVita's efforts to develop and deploy solutions that are designed to improve the health care and quality of life for people with kidney disease and related chronic conditions.

    "Innovation should never stop when there is an opportunity to improve patient care," said Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita. "We want to transform kidney health – from chronic kidney disease to transplant – and we're putting financial and strategic resources into these solutions. We believe we can be the partner of choice for entrepreneurs who want to bring best in class technology and innovations to market."

    For more than 20 years, DaVita has been a leader in creating innovative, patient-centric care models that utilize the latest technology designed to improve quality of life. Leveraging its broad expertise, DVG identifies companies and products for strategic partnerships, venture investment opportunities, and to incubate transformative solutions. The group's focus includes innovation in digital health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and care delivery models. DVG contributes clinical and operational knowledge and seeks to collaborate with other entities to develop, test and bring new technologies to market.