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DaVita Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies List for Eighth Consecutive Year



  DaVita Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies List for
  Eighth Consecutive Year

Business Wire

DENVER -- March 6, 2013

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, has been named the most innovative
company on FORTUNE® Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies’ 2013 ranking of
health care facilities. This marks the fourth consecutive year DaVita has been
ranked no. 1 in innovation and the eighth consecutive year DaVita has been
recognized on a World’s Most Admired Companies industry list.

In addition to being named the most innovative company in its sector, DaVita
ranked second among health care facilities overall and fifth among all
Colorado-based companies.

FORTUNE surveys company executives, board members and industry analysts to
compile its annual rankings. Within its category, DaVita was the top-ranked
company in four of the nine reputation attributes used to determine scores:
innovation, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of
products/services. Of the remaining attributes, DaVita ranked no. 2 in people
management, social responsibility, quality of management and use of corporate
assets, and no. 3 in global competitiveness.

“At DaVita, we work hard to stay focused on what matters most – caring for our
patients, caring for each other and caring for our communities,” said Kent
Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. “We’re very proud
that focus puts us among the nation’s ‘most admired’ companies.”

The FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list includes organizations such as
Apple, Google and Starbucks. To see the full 2013 FORTUNE World’s Most Admired
Companies list click here.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks
of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune
500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of
health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and
abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita
delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end
stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by
innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans,
personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of
December 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at
1,954 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving
approximately 153,000 patients. The company also operated 36 outpatient
dialysis centers located in eight countries outside the United States. DaVita
supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change
in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development
initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune,
Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit
DaVita.com.

Contact:

DaVita
David Tauchen, 303-876-2802
David.Tauchen@davita.com
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