DaVita Appoints VP of Labor Relations from Search by Hanold Associates


DaVita Kidney Care has appointed Brian Monroe as Vice President, Labor Relations based in Denver. Keri Gavin, Lisa Butkus and Kile Hanold led the search.

Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer of DaVita, Kenny Gardner, Brian will serve as the key leader for all company efforts related to labor relations. Partnering closely with the People Services Team, he will develop consistent policies and procedures to implement a vision for strategic and proactive initiatives to boost employee relations.

“Brian is a progressive leader and will be a trusted thought partner to Chief People Officer, Kenny Gardner,” said Keri Gavin, Hanold Partner. “Brian brings a wealth of experience in labor and employee relations and will be instrumental in shaping DaVita’s employee experience and culture.”

DaVita, Inc., a Fortune 200 company, is on a quest to build the greatest health care community the world has ever seen. Originally founded in 1979, DaVita (which is Italian for “giving life”) is an integrated Kidney platform consisting of many services lines including: dialysis, labs, home-based health, nephrology practice services and clinical research.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 2,600 dialysis centers throughout 46 states and the District of Columbia. Internationally, DaVita operates in nine other countries, with 241 locations. The company has approximately 55,000 employees in the US. DaVita is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and had 2018 revenues of $11.4 billion. Under the leadership of newly appointed CEO, Javier Rodriguez, DaVita is poised to write the next chapter of the company’s history and reimagine what healthcare can be.

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