DENVER, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has been recognized for the 10 th consecutive year by Training magazine as one of the "Top 125" companies for offering exceptional workforce training and leadership development programs. DaVita is the only national kidney care provider to earn a Top 125 designation. "DaVita did a stellar job of proving its training effectiveness with concrete results that helped achieve corporate strategic goals," said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. "It demonstrated an organization-wide commitment to and passion for training that is to be commended." DaVita leverages classroom, virtual classroom, mobile, social/informal learning and an electronic learning management system to ensure teammates in every location and at every level have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. DaVita also shares best practices with other companies dedicated to creating positive, empowering work environments. In January 2014, for example, Training magazine highlighted DaVita's orientation programs in an article on effective techniques for welcoming new teammates. "Earning a Top 125 award for 10 consecutive years is both an honor and a testament to DaVita's long-standing commitment to our teammates, to the patients we serve and to the practice of continuous improvement," said DaVita chief wisdom officer Steve Priest. "We offer a number of nationally recognized leadership and clinical courses through DaVita University, and many of our clinical and business achievements stem from these programs." About DaVitaDaVita is the dialysis 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 kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita 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 Dec. 31, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,074 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 163,000 patients. The company also operated 73 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita 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. Contact Information Media: Vince Hancock(303) 876-6618 Vince.Hancock@DaVita.com SOURCE DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.