DaVita Receives Two Awards for Excellence in Learning and Development

  DaVita Receives Two Awards for Excellence in Learning and Development

Business Wire

DENVER -- March 25, 2013

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, has received two new awards for
exceptional achievement in training and development. Training  magazine named
DaVita to its 2013 list of the “Top 125” companies for delivering
performance-driven training programs. Additionally, Chief Learning Officer
magazine recognized DaVita’s success in creating workforce training programs
that deliver substantive business results with a 2013 “LearningElite” award.

“We’re honored to be recognized for DaVita’s deep commitment to continuous
improvement and lifelong learning,” said DaVita Chief Wisdom Officer Steve
Priest. “We offer a number of nationally recognized leadership and clinical
courses through DaVita University, and many of our clinical and business
achievements stem from these programs.”

Awarded annually by Training magazine, “Top 125” rates corporate training and
development programs on a number of criteria, including training budget;
percentage of payroll; hours of training per employee annually; and goals,
evaluation, and workplace surveys. This is the ninth consecutive year DaVita
has received this award.

LearningElite is a ranked, peer-reviewed recognition program that identifies
and recognizes best-in-class training initiatives. Programs selected for the
annual award are considered benchmarks of world-class learning and
development. DaVita is ranked number 25 on LearningElite’s 2013 list and is
the second highest-ranked health care services provider.

DaVita is committed to creating a supportive and rewarding workplace by
providing a variety of programs dedicated to building healthy, caring
communities for its patients, teammates and the world.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or 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 Dec.
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.


David Tauchen, 303-876-2802
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