Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of HealthCare Partners, the Torrance, Calif.-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will step down on Aug. 1. DaVita CEO Kent Thiry will assume responsibility for the division, the company said.
Officials did not say why Samitt was resigning. He started with HealthCare Partners in August 2013 as executive vice president before being named CEO this past March. Dialysis giant DaVita acquired HealthCare Partners in 2012.
The HealthCare Partners deal was a key part of DaVita's strategy to transform itself into a company capable of providing and coordinating a broader continuum of care. It has struggled, however, to produce encouraging financial results with the division.