Kent Thiry and DaVita: Leadership Challenges in Building and Growing a Great Company
2006 | Case No. OB54 | Length 28 pgs.
DaVita, one of the largest operators of kidney dialysis centers in the U.S., has undergone a remarkable turnaround between 2000 and 2005, a transformation premised on building a strong values-driven culture with an emphasis on fact-based decision making and the theme of “one for all, all for one” and an emphasis on a company as a community. Now the company’s top management faces a number of challenges, including the integration of one of its larges competitors just acquired in a merger, ensuring management succession and not being too CEO-centric, and dealing with the operational issues confronting a company heavily dependent on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that do not fully cover the cost of treatment while competing for employees in the health care industry.
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