DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc.

About the Partnership:

DaVita Way of Giving Presentation with Becky Porter and Noreen Leyden

One of the most compelling aspects of MIKE Program is a planned field trip for youth to tour a dialysis clinic and talk with individuals undergoing dialysis. DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc., has partnered with MIKE Program from the classroom to the clinic. Stacy Kaczor-Roach, a long-time former member of MIKE’s Board of Directors, was instrumental in raising MIKE’s profile within DaVita for programming support. DaVita staff have opened their doors at several clinics, including the Walker Road and Northeast Portland Dialysis centers, for youth tours and introductions to career options. MIKE is proud to feature a large mural at the Northeast Portland Dialysis Center. DaVita technicians and clinic managers have volunteered for numerous blood pressure clinics at local high schools, giving teens a chance to learn how and why their blood pressure is important.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners:

DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc., provides a variety of kidney-focused care and services in the U.S. and 10 other countries. With more than 2,100 facilities throughout the U.S., DaVita offers a full range of in-center and at-home services, including 24 locations in Oregon.

For more information, visit www.davita.com.

Photo: (From left) Cheryl Neal, MD, President of MIKE Program, Becky Porter, DaVita Group Facility Administrator, and Noreen Leyden, DaVita Facility Administrator.