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« on: February 11, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »

I have worked in dialysis for over ten years. I have worked for two major dialysis companies and I can honestly say Davita is the worst. They preach their "core values" which are a bunch of crap because they certainly do not practice what they preach. The core values are used as a way of brainwashing and guilting their employees at the clinic level into working their rears off with unsafe ratios while the FA's and above enjoy their bonuses and parties including open bar at all of their "meetings". At the clinic level, when it comes to patient care, it is all about saving money for Davita, much more so than the other large dialysis company that I worked for. Davita actually penalizes clinics for using "too many supplies", such as guaze or syringes for their patients while the management enjoys "business" trips including dinner cruises and 5 star accommodations in places such as Chicago. Instead of matching 401k, Davita claims to offer bonuses. The bonus system is a joke, as it is based on goals that are close to impossible to meet and are for the most part out of your control. Why anyone would work for Davita is beyond me...you will be overworked, many times in very unsafe conditions with ratios that are against the law in many states. You will not be appreciated in any way, and you will watch as your manager preaches about core values and staying below budget, as they go on Davita paid trip after trip all in the name of business. Instead of providing open bar during "business trips", perhaps Davita should put that money into better care for their patients, eliminate reuse (a practice that is of no benefit to patients with modern dialyzers and increases risks) and better pay and benefits for good staff to lower turnover. My advice, if you are a nurse or tech, stay as far away from Davita as possible.

I copied the following from another site...KT might be a brilliant CEO, making millions for himself...of course then again, many criminals are brilliant. Yes, after working for Davita for several years, I think of KT as a criminal for the sorry excuse for care that Davita patient's receive while Davita management sits at meetings and has a department devoted to the Hippers and how to "milk more money" out of insurance providers and the government.

Davita CEO, KT's ANNUAL COMPENSATION*
Salary $940,767
Total Annual Compensation $940,767

STOCK OPTIONS*
Restricted Stock Awards $263,294
All Other Compensation $260,123
Exercised Options 555,200
Exercised Values $19,289,484
Exercisable Options 1,032,244
Exercisable Values $29,755,255
Unexercisable Options 1,482,500
Unexercisable Values $13,326,600
Total Value of Options $62,371,339
Total Number of Options 3,069,944

TOTAL COMPENSATION*
Total Annual Cash Compensation $3,040,767
Total Short Term Compensation $940,767
Other Long Term Compensation $523,417
Total Calculated Compensation $10,235,474

Looks like running around in a little mouse outfit pays well... Way to go KT, 10M/year while you cut staff, hours and wages.
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