The Redwoods Program is named after the strong Redwood trees that grow in Northern California. Transplanting debilitates them. Raising them from seed to sapling endows longevity. The process by which these trees are cultivated from seeds to their current strong and tall stature is analogous to how DaVita wants to help grow its future leaders from universities across the nation. The Redwoods Leadership Development Program provides unparalleled development experience, mentorship by senior management, and training that will empower your development into a great leader.
Redwoods Resident and Summer Associate Programs
The Redwoods Resident and Summer Associate Programs build a diverse group of leaders for general management and leadership within DaVita. The curriculum includes mentorship, executive exposure, and skill-building workshops. Read below to find out more.
Redwoods Analyst and Summer Analyst Programs
The Redwoods Analyst and Summer Analyst Programs are designed to give you unparalleled, cross-functional opportunities to learn about our global business. As an analyst, you will be exposed to the business and operational cornerstones that make DaVita the leading healthcare provider it is today. Read below to find out more.
Why Choose DaVita?
For the Company
DaVita HealthCare Partners is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative healthcare communities, leveraging a passion for and commitment to clinical excellence and improving patients’ health and quality of life. As an operating division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, DaVita focuses on setting worldwide standards for clinical, social, and operational practices in kidney care.
For the Leadership
Kent Thiry and his leadership team have taken a nearly bankrupt and troubled corporation and transformed it into a thriving, healthy community. All communities need strong leaders – and at DaVita we grow them.
For the Opportunity
Undergrads and MBAs come to DaVita’s Redwoods Leadership Development Program for the unparalleled opportunity. The program will provide you with the skills to not only succeed in your role but to develop into a strong leader.
DaVita is really at an intersection where you have certainly a lot of exposure to the healthcare industry, but also a lot of exposure to public policy, what the the government is trying to do with health reform, and certainly a lot of interesting economic phenomenon that goes on in the healthcare industry.
What I really loved about DaVita was the opportunity to continue to enhance my consulting skills, but to do it in a company that really cared about its patients and had a social mission as well as a business purpose.
Within 48 hours of learning about DaVita I was already down here for an interview, so it was that quick of a decision.
We are really the only company I can think of that is a large Fortune 500 company that is really sincere about living our mission and values, that have chosen to make this community first and a company second.
DaVita is sort of a blend of the consulting world and corporate environment, so it’s not typical of either. DaVita is great in that you have the opportunity to both be engaged but also go deep into your work, follow through and see the product of that.
It was the first organization I worked at where the mission and values weren’t just things on the wall.
My biggest takeaway from my time at DaVita so far, especially the Redwoods Program, is the extent that it pushes you to learn about yourself both personally and professionally.
You’re working in an environment where you’re helping people everyday, you’re working with amazing people, and not only that, you’re having fun in a great culture.
What Third Parties Are Saying
- Recognized as the most innovative company on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies’ 2013 ranking of health care facilities.
- Training Magazine’s “Top 125″ ranked #1 national health care service provider for its employee training programs
- Ranked by WORLDBLU among Most Democratic Workplaces 2008-2013
- Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2008-2013 (of more than 5,000 companies) according to G.I. Jobs
- DaVita has been recognized by Newsweek Green Rankings every year since 2009.
DaVita is ranked number 25 on LearningElite’s 2013 list and is the second highest-ranked health care services provider