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SOURCE DaVita Inc.
Three DaVita Nurses Make a Difference for Houstonians
HOUSTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that three of its dialysis nurses made the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Nurses list.
DaVita's dialysis nurses are the only dialysis nurses recognized on the list. Judy Geraci, director of clinical services for the Houston area; Sally Rice from DaVita Riverpark Dialysis; and Monserrat Ramos from DaVita North Houston Dialysis, were recognized for their dedication to patients and the care they provide every day.
"I am so humbled," said Geraci. "As dialysis nurses, we have the distinct privilege to care for our patients over a long period of time – developing relationships and collaborating across care teams to improve quality of life for patients. I share this honor with the inspiring team of nurses I work with in Houston and across the DaVita Village."
DaVita's clinical outcomes are the best or among the best in virtually every category in the industry. As a dialysis provider with more than 70 locations in the Houston area, DaVita also focuses on improving quality of life for its patients through flexible dialysis options to accommodate patients who manage work and dialysis.
"These three nurses represent the quality of care all of us, as patients, receive at DaVita," said Robert Gandy, executive chef and dialysis patient at DaVita Memorial Dialysis. "DaVita nurses go above and beyond in the care they provide, making a hard thing like dialysis not so hard anymore."
The Houston Chronicle asked patients, hospitals, clinics and schools in the Houston area to nominate nurses who excel in their care for others. The top 100 nurses were selected by a panel of experts.
Nurses will be recognized at the Houston Chronicle's Salute to Nurses awards luncheon on May 8 and in a special section in the newspaper on May 11.
For more information about DaVita's commitment to patient care in the Houston area, please visit DaVita.com/Houston.
DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,098 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 165,000 patients. The company also operated 75 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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