Dialysis services provider DaVita Corp., El Segundo, Calif., said Richard Whitney has rejoined the company and will become chief financial officer, effective March 1. Whitney, 40, will work with DaVita in a part-time role that is expected to last one to two years, the company said about the appointment. He succeeds Mark Harrison, according to a company spokeswoman.
Rich has been working with us the past few years on a consulting basis since his departure in 2004, Kent Thiry, chief executive officer at DaVita, said in a news release. He is a natural fit in our organization and brings a wealth of financial and industry experience to the role.
Whitney, who served as DaVitas CFO from 2000 to 2004, is founder and managing member of Whitney Capital, a private-equity investment firm that invests mostly in companies that specialize in healthcare products and services, DaVita said.
DaVita provides dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The company manages more than 1,300 outpatient facilities and acute units in more than 700 hospitals in 43 states and Washington, D.C. -- by Jessica Zigmond