DaVita Kidney Care Retains Hanold Associates for their VP Labor Relations Search


DaVita Kidney Care has retained Hanold Associates for the Vice President, Labor Relations search, based in Denver. Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Lisa Butkus are leading the search for this role.

Reporting directly to the Chief People Officer of DaVita, Kenny Gardner, the Vice President, Labor Relations will serve as the key leader for all company efforts related to Labor Relations. This leader will be developing and organizing consistent policies and procedures relating to Labor Relations throughout the organization. Partnering closely with the People Services Team, s/he will build and implement a vision for strategic and proactive initiatives to boost Employee Relations.

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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