DaVita Dialysis opens locally
Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:50 pm
The Messenger 06.28.10
Nationwide kidney dialysis provider DaVita Dialysis has opened locally at 795 Hamra St. in Tiptonville.
Dr. Ramakant Mulay is medical director of the new state-of-the-art hemodialysis clinic.
Other staff members include Gina Farrow, RN, BSN, assistant facility administrator; Allen Cole, administrative assistant; Teresa Garrison, RN; Katey Stover, LPN; and Belinda Morehead, PCT (patient care technician).
DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease.
The largest independent provider of dialysis services in the U.S., DaVita operates or provides administrative services at 1,530 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in about 720 hospitals, serving about 118,000 patients (as of Dec. 31, 2009), according to its website.
DaVita — which is Italian for “giving life” — has more than 34,000 teammates, or employees, around the nation.
According to the company website, DaVita consistently surpasses national averages for clinical outcomes. The company’s clinical outcomes for dialysis have improved for the past decade and, in many key areas measuring quality dialysis care, lead the nation.
DaVita began operation in 1999 and, since then, has developed programs to enrich lives in the communities in which it locates as well as for its patients and teammates, realizing in the process that goodwill has spread to its families, into 1,600 local communities and around the world.
DaVita’s Community Care — the annual report outlining the company’s vision for social responsibility — is comprised of four essential components: building a community; building the greatest kidney care company the world has ever seen; being a role model for American health care; and sending forth ripples of citizen leadership.
Locally, DaVita Dialysis is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call DaVita Dialysis in Tiptonville at (731) 253-6279.