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Dialysis giant DaVita names new CEO
Modern Healthcare

Dialysis company DaVita tapped Javier Rodriguez to take over as CEO on June 1, replacing longtime chief Kent Thiry, who is retiring from the post after 20 years.

Since joining DaVita in 1998, Rodriguez has served as CEO of DaVita Kidney Care—the company’s largest business segment—since 2014. The other segment, DaVita Medical Group, is in the process of being sold to UnitedHealth Group’s Optum subsidiary for $4.3 billion.