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Dialysis Discussion => Dialysis: General Discussion => Topic started by: Epoman on September 26, 2005, 06:41:53 PM

Title: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Epoman on September 26, 2005, 06:41:53 PM
(Please see attached pictures below)

Must be nice, hey "Kent" how about giving each patient one share of stock every year for Christmas instead of those stupid pillows?
YOU personally have over 2 Million shares of vested/non vested Davita stock, plus you make $2 Million+ a year in salary and bonuses.

After all Davita NET over $222 Million dollars (after taxes) in 2004. So giving us patients (THE REASON FOR THAT MONEY) a piece of the pie would be the right thing to do!

Lets do the math shall we?:

Current stock price of Davita (DAV) as of 9/26/05 $46.79 so multiply by 54,000 patients = Just over 2.5 Million, So $222 Million subtract 2.5 Million Davita would still NET over $219 Million not bad if you ask me.

Imagine the free publicity you would get as a company and how many people would think differently of Davita if you did something as wonderful as that. Remember your motto "To be the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice"

After all you give great benefits to your employees. (See picture below "Kents" salary chart)

But I am stupid to think that you really give a rats ass about us dying patients.

Remember "Kent" we are a Village  ::) by the way I gave that stupid "Davita he/she gives life" pillow to a neighbors cat, but even the cat didn't want it which is why it crapped on it.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: LifeOnHold on September 26, 2005, 08:35:01 PM
Apparently, your 'benefit' is that they don't kill you!   :-\
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Epoman on September 26, 2005, 08:42:06 PM
Apparently, your 'benefit' is that they don't kill you!   :-\

So what do you think of my post/pictures? a little extreme?  ;)
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: LifeOnHold on September 26, 2005, 10:42:21 PM
It's the truth, it's not extreme.

(But I can almost guarantee that Davita people coming to your site will be pretty ticked off... us patients aren't supposed to know about this stuff.)
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Epoman on September 27, 2005, 07:19:57 PM
It's the truth, it's not extreme.

(But I can almost guarantee that Davita people coming to your site will be pretty ticked off... us patients aren't supposed to know about this stuff.)

Yeah but all the things I post here anyone can get off the internet already. I'm not posting anything that isn't already available. I'm just making it easier to find.  ;)
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Oc on September 15, 2006, 07:57:09 PM
Now this is a refreshing thread.  Completely unlike the sanitized crap on the Davita site.

Yes, I'm one of their patients.  I think "grrrrrr" is a great first response.

Anyone seen a spare kidney lying around?   ;D
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: pagandialysis on July 14, 2011, 09:58:40 AM
I am very close to deleting my Davita forum account. They moderate all my posts and it drives me nuts.

Sure, I have a spare kidney, it doesn't work but I have it.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: jbeany on July 14, 2011, 02:40:24 PM
Epoman is no longer with us, PaganD, but he started this site because of his frustration with Davita editing out every negative comment.  He, like so many of us who have found a home here, thought we should be informed about all of D, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Pollyanna pictures of happy people hooked to their machines do not help you survive!
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: pagandialysis on July 21, 2011, 09:55:27 AM
Wow, I just overheard this from a nurse. It seems he also only gives them one fifteen minute break and a thirty minute lunch but takes out an hour from their paycheck. Talk about money grubbing.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: dialysisadvocate on August 06, 2011, 07:26:02 PM
I wonder if Mr K.T. has taken a very close look at the inspection reports of his facilities ....????? The surveys for Davita can be viewed at www.qualitysafepatientcare.com  The 2011 Davita surveys are available. We will be posting more. There are many,dating back to 2009, on the site (along with FMC and other providers) that clearly show us the problems with care in the units. Perhaps Mr. KT would like to be a patient at one of these facilities that he professes provide quality safe patient care? Would he want a technician or nurse to administer his dialsysis treatment if they are not following Davita's policies and procedures? I think NOT.. What amazes me is the number of reuse deficiencies that are cited...along with other non compliance with the facility policies/procedures.

Shame on you Mr KT and others at the corporate level and local levels who are aware of these errors... Many surveys that are conducted required the state to retrurn (a revisit survey).. Upon entering the unit, many times, the inspectors find the same problems, hence, nothing has been corrected. Just take a look.. Truly sad that patients must experience such.

opinions of Roberta Mikles BA RN Dialysis Patient Safety Advocate
www.qualitysafepatientcare.com
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: MooseMom on August 07, 2011, 01:39:31 AM
Roberta, I'm really glad to see you post here.  You have so many important things to say.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: dialysisadvocate on August 08, 2011, 05:34:57 PM
Roberta, I'm really glad to see you post here.  You have so many important things to say.  Thank you!


Hi Moosemom, also, great to see you here. It is good to see what you wrote because many do not want to admit the problems in the outpatient dialysis units. There are so many patient organizations but no one seems to focus on the incenter care that patients receive on a daily basis,or even those who report to a center twice a month for their assessments, etc.


I am always available to give my opinions from my personal experience, professional experience, working with patients, etc.
Roberta
www.qualitysafepatientcare.com
RMiklesRN@aol.com
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Whamo on October 30, 2011, 06:56:17 AM
CEO's are overpaid, sure, but to expect patients to get stock is beyond belief.  It costs $70,000 a year to be on dialysis, and we are lucky insurance pays for it, be it private or government help.  I predict they will put everyone on home dialysis if they can.  Why?  They don't want to pay nurses. 
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: KraigG on January 10, 2012, 10:35:52 PM
$70,000 a year? Where do you get dialyzed? My center (FMC) bills Medicare a minimum of $30,000 a MONTH.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: dialysisadvocate on May 02, 2012, 12:30:49 PM
We have posted MORE 2011 surveys (inspection reports) for Davita and will be posting more for 2012 soon -- wonder, again, as stated before, if Mr. KT has read throuh some of the California surveys and realized, HEY THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH DELIVERY OF CARE ___ would Mr. KT want the care that some of the patients at Davita are receiving.... Perhaps, he needs to be more accountable for the care that some of these patients receive... www.qualitysafepatientcare.com   Perhaps Mr. Kt SHOULD REALIZE that within the last many years, his staff continue, in many facilities, to NOT implement the most basi of basic infection control .. I am sure Mr Kt IS MORE THAN AWARE that for more than ten years infection is the number two cause of death among the dialysis population ---- does he realize that his staff are still NOT, repeat NOT, in many facilities, again implementing to most basic routine practices to prevent infections... among other wrong practices in many units  MR KT - WOULD YOU want to RECIEVE THE CARE THAT SOME OF YOUR PATIENTS ARE RECEIVING IN SOME OF THESE UNIT -- IS THERE NO CONSCIOUSNESS AS TO THE CARE SOME PATIENTS ARE RECEIVING --- THE FACILITY SUVEYS SHOW THAT DAVITA'S OWN POLICIES/PROCEDURES ARE OFTEN NOT FOLLOWED --- AGAIN, SOME UNITS, MANY UNITS..
opinions of Roberta Mikles BA RN Dialysis Patient Safety Advocate www.qualitysafepatientcare.com
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: noahvale on May 31, 2012, 09:24:22 AM
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Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Big E on December 08, 2012, 11:45:14 AM
Here's some more news about our favorite person, "Mayor" Kent Thiry. I think it's pretty hilarious.

Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but this is the address.

http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: okarol on December 08, 2012, 12:25:51 PM
Here's some more news about our favorite person, "Mayor" Kent Thiry. I think it's pretty hilarious.

Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but this is the address.

http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains

That's very funny, and really bizarre too!  :P
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Bill Peckham on December 08, 2012, 05:27:34 PM
Here's some more news about our favorite person, "Mayor" Kent Thiry. I think it's pretty hilarious.

Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but this is the address.

http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains (http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains)

That's very funny, and really bizarre too!  :P


LOL  according to Go Daddy davitasucks.me is available and davitasucky.com is available and davitadialysissucks.com is available etc. etc.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: okarol on December 09, 2012, 01:29:02 AM
Here's some more news about our favorite person, "Mayor" Kent Thiry. I think it's pretty hilarious.

Sorry I don't know how to do a link, but this is the address.

http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains (http://fusible.com/2011/07/kidney-care-company-davita-goes-on-a-buying-binge-of-anti-davita-domains)

That's very funny, and really bizarre too!  :P


LOL  according to Go Daddy davitasucks.me is available and davitasucky.com is available and davitadialysissucks.com is available etc. etc.

 :rofl; HAHAHAHA how about BiteMeDavita.com 
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Rerun on December 09, 2012, 06:55:41 AM
  Imadickkentthriy.net

He will spend his billions on this.  That does make me feel better.   I bet he wishes he could shut us up.

I suppose if he paid us ALL off we would shut up.   :waiting;
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: AnnieB on December 09, 2012, 01:02:51 PM
 :rofl; :rofl;
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Hazmat35 on December 11, 2012, 09:45:31 AM
This is pathetic!  All the money we pay, wether it is from medicare, private insurance or out of pocket. 

Just yesterday, and Nurse was telling me what AWFUL insurance that DaVita has.  How expense it is, and what little coverage they have.  They get charge extra for things like if they "are a smoker" or "overweight" or have certain illness's. 

Souds like the "Boss" needs to spread the wealth a little bit among his workers.   :Kit n Stik;
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Lexxtech18 on January 19, 2013, 10:25:09 AM
Just yesterday, and Nurse was telling me what AWFUL insurance that DaVita has.  How expense it is, and what little coverage they have.  They get charge extra for things like if they "are a smoker" or "overweight" or have certain illness's. 

This is uncommon? ??? It's the same at my work, also. You pay more if you are a smoker, obese, or diabetic (etc.) because it's a bigger risk for the insurance company.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: geoffcamp on February 13, 2013, 02:36:23 PM
CEO's are overpaid, sure, but to expect patients to get stock is beyond belief.  It costs $70,000 a year to be on dialysis, and we are lucky insurance pays for it, be it private or government help.  I predict they will put everyone on home dialysis if they can.  Why?  They don't want to pay nurses.

I know this is an old post but what if they did the same thing for each of us on Medicare. Sure would be altruistic and probably do wonders for Medicare relationship!  Just a thought.  G.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: NDXUFan on July 11, 2013, 10:32:10 PM
Just yesterday, and Nurse was telling me what AWFUL insurance that DaVita has.  How expense it is, and what little coverage they have.  They get charge extra for things like if they "are a smoker" or "overweight" or have certain illness's. 

This is uncommon? ??? It's the same at my work, also. You pay more if you are a smoker, obese, or diabetic (etc.) because it's a bigger risk for the insurance company.

Any claims to obesity being a bigger risk to the insurance company is scientific bull and has never been proven. 
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Paul on December 07, 2017, 08:38:46 AM

Any claims to obesity being a bigger risk to the insurance company is scientific bull and has never been proven.

Actually that is not true - it has been proven. And the NHS (the organisation who provide free healthcare in Britain) regularly publish how much extra "fat people" cost them. And that is after figuring in the "discount" overweight people provide them with by dying younger.

Take me for example. I am overweight (but not obese) and over the last 30 years I've cost them a fortune!
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Charlie B53 on December 07, 2017, 09:58:26 AM

Here in the USA for those of us that are on Social Security Medicare there is a HUGE difference in co-pays for diabetic supplies and insulin among the different insurance companies that offer the Part D Prescription plans.

A box of 4 or 5 insulin 'pens' are billed around $700 to the insurance Companies while our co-pay on our plan is only $35

You can bet it doesn't cost the drug company that much to make the insulin.  That high price results in immense profits much  like the big stink last year when the drug Co raised the price on the single dose injection pen for allergic reaction.  I hate it when I forget words like the name of that pen.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Xplantdad on December 07, 2017, 12:12:53 PM
Charlie, that be the EPIPEN

:)



Here in the USA for those of us that are on Social Security Medicare there is a HUGE difference in co-pays for diabetic supplies and insulin among the different insurance companies that offer the Part D Prescription plans.

A box of 4 or 5 insulin 'pens' are billed around $700 to the insurance Companies while our co-pay on our plan is only $35

You can bet it doesn't cost the drug company that much to make the insulin.  That high price results in immense profits much  like the big stink last year when the drug Co raised the price on the single dose injection pen for allergic reaction.  I hate it when I forget words like the name of that pen.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: KevinWilson on March 02, 2018, 06:11:12 PM
So here in Canada, every visit, every test, every doctor test, every surgery is covered. Thats our medical care. The only thing I had to pay is for parking, but wait, that's free now too. Just bring food. You have to thank Dump Trump for giving you USA people the right to pay your own way.
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: jd2004 on July 10, 2018, 05:53:14 PM
Now this is a refreshing thread.  Completely unlike the sanitized crap on the Davita site.

Yes, I'm one of their patients.  I think "grrrrrr" is a great first response.

Anyone seen a spare kidney lying around?   ;D

Yeah, I think dear old Kent has at least one available.... After all, he does dress as a "Mouseketeer" at his annual meetings. It would be fitting if he actually followed "the all for one and one for all" motto - along with every board member and non-medical personnel as a job requirement.  :yahoo; By the way, I am also a Davita hemodialysis patient. I adore the team I work with!  :flower;

However, the little rumor that my doctor earns about $500 a head for every patient on shift at the clinic I'm at leaves me a bit conflicted.  I understand that he needs to get paid, but so do the nurses and the technicians especially with the hours they work! And it would not hurt if the patients got "kickbacks" from their time spent on the machine... 12 to 16 hours a week at least the price of stock would really help with the associated expenses. 
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Simon Dog on July 11, 2018, 09:46:04 AM
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However, the little rumor that my doctor earns about $500 a head for every patient on shift at the clinic I'm at leaves me a bit conflicted.
The Medicare reimbursement rate for an MD taking care of a clinic or home care patient is a bit under $500 a month.

There was an interesting article in Nephrology News the subject of which was "how to clear $500,000 per year in your practice".

Just look at the numbers in this job ad: https://www.themedicusfirm.com/job/159530937356927/physician/nephrology/georgia/
Title: Re: Kent J. Thiry, chairman of the board and CEO of Davita. WOW must be nice!
Post by: Rerun on April 03, 2019, 10:15:38 AM
It is US and THEM.  All for one and one for all is them....  not us.