DaVita HealthCare Partners
, Denver, announced that Javier Rodriguez moved from president to CEO of DaVita's kidney-care division, effective March 6.
Rodriguez, 44, previously worked for Baxter Healthcare Corp. before joining the senior leadership team of DaVita in 1999. At that time, the dialysis company was known as Total Renal Care. It then evolved into DaVita, and in late 2012, merged with HealthCare Partners, which manages and operates medical groups and physician networks.
“Javier is a dynamic, decisive leader who has played a key role in DaVita’s success,” Kent Thiry, DaVita HealthCare Partners CEO, said in a release. “He’s been with me since my first day as CEO nearly 15 years ago, and I couldn’t be happier or prouder to see him take over leadership of our kidney care business.”Follow Rachel Landen on Twitter: @MHrlanden