About DaVita in Germany

DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care services, with over 50 locations throughout Germany. We offer people with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal failure a breadth of treatment options and support services from dialysis to diet and nutrition and travel assistance. At our centers, a team of experienced physicians and nursing staff work with the patients to create a personalized care plan that fits the individual’s needs.

DaVita Kidney Care is a global provider of kidney care services, operating in 11 countries and serving more than 192,000 patients at 2,400-plus dialysis centers around the world.

DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life, in coordination with physicians, through clinical innovation and optimized clinical outcomes, and is purely focused on providing healthcare services. We aim to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen by innovating and adding value to kidney care while being a role model for global care.

DaVita - Germany Milestones



April 2018

DaVita takes over dialysis centers in Prenzlau, Pasewalk and Templin as well as a cardiology center in Peine.

January 2018

Dialysis centers in Fritzlar, Homberg and Schwalmstadt were integrated in the new MVZ DaVita Schwalm-Eder GmbH.

October 2017

The outpatient healthcare center MVZ DaVita Rhein-Ahr GmbH is founded, with centres in Ahrweiler, Remagen and Adenau.

April 2017

With the CardioCentrum Düsseldorf DaVita takes over a cardiology practice for the first time worldwide, and is now also involved in this specialty.

April 2017

DaVita grows through dialysis centers in Viersen and Iserlohn and a cardiological-nephrological practice in Geilenkirchen.

January 2017

Two dialysis centers in Bad Düben and Torgau join DaVita.

October 2016

DaVita takes over further dialysis centers in Berlin, Kempen, Willich and Mönchengladbach.

September 2016

The dialysis center in Aurich expands the DaVita family in East Frisia.

July 2016

DaVita continues to grow with new dialysis centers in Duisburg, Dormagen and Elsterland.

April 2016

Outpatient healthcare center MVZ DaVita Rhein-Ruhr GmbH opens another dialysis center in Jacobistrasse in Düsseldorf.

March 2016

A tiny medical marvel: a dialysis patient gives birth to a healthy baby at the DaVita dialysis center in Ratingen.

March 2016

Extracorp AG officially changes its name to DaVita Deutschland AG. Hamburg’s DaVita headquarters moves to Mittelweg 110 B.

January 2016

MVZ DaVita Rhein-Ruhr GmbH grows, adding one ambulance and one dialysis center in Neuss to its repertoire.

October 2015

DaVita Süd-Niedersachsen GmbH is founded and integrates outpatient healthcare centers and dialysis centers in Hann. Münden, Bad Münder, Stadthagen, and Hanover. The nephrology education institute is also established in Hann. Münden for DaVita staff and external employees.

June 2015

DaVita begins providing care in Alzey, expanding our presence to southwestern Germany.

December 2014

The DaVita family in Germany continues to grow, now supporting and treating over 1,000 patients with chronic kidney disease.

December 2014

DaVita begins providing care at two dialysis centers in Emden and Norden, which specialize in travel dialysis, among other traditional treatments.

December 2014

The dialysis center at the SRH Waldklinikum in Gera joins DaVita.

August 2014

DaVita’s Hamburg headquarters moves to Mittelweg 110 C.

July 2014

DaVita begins providing care at the outpatient healthcare center MVZ am Lichtbogen in Essen, incorporating it in DaVita Rhein-Ruhr GmbH.

January 2014

One of Germany’s most renowned nephrologists, Prof. Dr. Werner Kleophas, joins the DaVita team as Chief Medical Officer and brings with him six centers that he was overseeing. Outpatient healthcare center MVZ DaVita Karlstraße GmbH is founded in Düsseldorf, combining the locations at Bismarkstrasse, am Dominikus Hospital, Holthausen, Gerresheim, am Augusta Hospital, and Ratingen. The company is later renamed MVZ DaVita Rhein-Ruhr GmbH.

November 2011

DaVita cooperating centers are established in Dresden and Freital.

November 2011

The first German dialysis centers join the DaVita family: Salzgitter and Seesen.

November 2011

DaVita Kidney Care incorporates Extracorp AG and founds the German DaVita headquarters in Hamburg.

Derived from the Italian words for "giving life", DaVita has more than 67,000 teammates (employees) globally, working to provide superior patient care and exemplify the company's Core Values:

  • Service Excellence: Serving others—our reason for existing.
  • Integrity: We say what we believe, and we do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy.
  • Team: One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals.
  • Continuous Improvement: We never stand still; we are never satisfied.
  • Accountability: We don't say, "It's not my fault" or "It's not my job." We take responsibility for meeting our commitments—our personal ones as well as those of the entire organization. We take ownership of the results.
  • Fulfillment: We make a difference. We feel rewarded—personally and as a team—because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams.
  • Fun: We enjoy what we do. We know kidney dialysis is hard work; but even hard work can be fun.


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