DaVita Rx, a full-service specialty pharmacy for patients with complex conditions as well as the nation's largest kidney care pharmacy, said Tuesday will it will establish a new facility in Chandler, Arizona, by early 2016.
With an innovative business model, DaVita Rx’s support system for patients includes 24/7 access to specialty trained pharmacists, assistance in navigating complex insurance and financial issues, clinical intervention programs to avoid medication problems, and no-cost delivery.
"DaVita's selection of Chandler, Arizona, to locate their new facility is excellent news and we are thrilled to welcome them to our state," Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said. "DaVita Rx will contribute to the health of the economy by creating a large number of high-wage jobs, and to the health of the community by providing pharmacy-centered care to patients with a variety of complex conditions."
DaVita Rx currently operates in Florida, California and Texas and serves over 135,000 patients nationwide. A 2013 American Journal of Kidney Diseases study found that dialysis patients who use DaVita Rx spend 14 percent fewer days in the hospital.
The new facility “will allow us to support patients who face other complex conditions with the same high touch care that has been successful with kidney care patients," DaVita Kidney Care CEO Javier Rodriguez said. "Studies have clearly shown that when dialysis patients enroll in the DaVita Rx program, they witness an improvement in the overall quality of care they receive."
Specializing in renal care since 2005, DaVita Rx is the nation's largest kidney care pharmacy and an emerging provider of specialty drugs for multiple disease states, coordinating with health care providers to improve clinical outcomes.
"We are proud to welcome DaVita HealthCare Partners to Chandler," Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. "We are pleased to see the health care community expand here, as we know that this is a continually emerging industry with quality, sustainable jobs.”