DaVita Kidney Care is forming a joint venture kidney care specialty hospital chain in Shandong province China.


DaVita’s partner in the joint venture is Xiaoyi Zhang, president of Shunjing Renal Hospital, the only private hospital approved for dialysis services in Jinan, China. Zhang has more than a decade of experience leading large hospital organizations in Jinan. Zhang will become the CEO of DaVita (Shandong) Kidney Disease Hospital.


According to DaVita, recent studies estimate the number of people living with chronic kidney disease in China could be as many as 120 million. Only 12% are aware of their condition.


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