Consortium corporate partner DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, has been named the most innovative company on FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies’ 2013 ranking of health care facilities. This marks the fourth consecutive year DaVita has been ranked no. 1 in innovation and the eighth consecutive year DaVita has been recognized on a World’s Most Admired Companies industry list.
In addition to being named the most innovative company in its sector, DaVita ranked second among health care facilities overall and fifth among all Colorado-based companies.
FORTUNE surveys company executives, board members and industry analysts to compile its annual rankings. Within its category, DaVita was the top-ranked company in four of the nine reputation attributes used to determine scores: innovation, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services. Of the remaining attributes, DaVita ranked no. 2 in people management, social responsibility, quality of management and use of corporate assets, and no. 3 in global competitiveness.
“At DaVita, we work hard to stay focused on what matters most – caring for our patients, caring for each other and caring for our communities,” said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. “We’re very proud that focus puts us among the nation’s ‘most admired’ companies.”