DaVita, a provider of kidney care services, has chosen the Denver metropolitan area to locate two expanding parts of the company’s business. In total, DaVita will be bringing as many as 200 jobs with benefits to the metro area. The location of each facility has not yet been announced.
DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) will be expanding its capability by building a new early clinical research unit adding medical, technical and scientific jobs to the community. This facility will provide the Denver metro area with additional opportunities to attract the world’s leading health care innovators, including pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. This expansion of service shows a clear commitment to advancing the knowledge and practice of kidney care.
Secondly, DaVita is creating a call center in metro Denver that will be focused on finding a place for patients to get dialysis, whether traveling away from home or looking for a new permanent dialysis center. The center will take calls from patients, family members, hospitals and doctors and will help patients find a center while traveling even if there are no DaVita centers in the area they are visiting. DaVita’s existing call center, located in Malvern, Penn., makes thousands of these placements (both visiting and permanent) each month, and is expanding to Denver to handle the increased call volume.
“We are bringing these jobs to our new headquarters city because we have found Denver to be a great community to live and work in and a great community in which to do business,” said DaVita chairman and CEO Kent Thiry.