DaVita Promotes Javier Rodriguez to President

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DENVER—DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services, announced today that it has promoted Javier Rodriguez to the position of president. He previously served as DaVita’s senior vice president, a role he occupied since 2006.

Rodriguez, 41, has been with DaVita since 1998. During his tenure, he has held several different roles. Currently, his portfolio includes payor relations; information technology, VillageHealth and the operation of more than 400 dialysis clinics. Before joining DaVita, Rodriguez worked in finance for Baxter Healthcare Corporation from 1995 to 1996. He also served as director of operations for CBS Marketing Inc. in Mexico City.

Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

"I have worked with Javier for years, and I am excited to continue the journey as peers going forward," said Dennis Kogod, DaVita’s COO.

“This promotion is a result of the strong performance and personal growth Javier has demonstrated," commented Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita Inc. “Dennis and I are excited to work with Javier to help make DaVita the ‘Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen.’"

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