DaVita HealthCare Partners Surpasses 2,000 Clinics, 50,000 Teammates as of Q1 2013

  DaVita HealthCare Partners Surpasses 2,000 Clinics, 50,000 Teammates as of
  Q1 2013

Milestones come as company strengthens focus on high-quality coordinated care

Business Wire

DENVER -- May 02, 2013

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:DVA) today announced that the company
has reached two important milestones as of the end of the first quarter of
2013 – owning or operating more than 2,000 centers, and employing more than
50,000 teammates.

While its dialysis division, DaVita®, remains a key component of DaVita
HealthCare Partners’ mission, over the past 18 months the company has expanded
into other areas of health care. In November 2012, a merger with HealthCare
Partners® (a leading manager and operator of medical groups and physician
networks) added primary and specialty care to the company’s portfolio. And in
February 2011, DaVita subsidiary Paladina Health® opened its first clinic – an
employer-sponsored medical home for DaVita’s own teammates – in Tacoma, Wash.
Paladina Health (operating in some states as Modern Med^SM) now serves 12
states and provides primary and basic urgent care to patients through
worksite-based and stand-alone clinics.

“Integrated, coordinated care is quite simply the future of health care,” said
Kent Thiry, DaVita HealthCare Partners^SM co-chairman and CEO. “It’s better
for patients, it’s better for health care providers, and it’s better for
businesses and taxpayers.”

Both DaVita and HealthCare Partners are focused on improving patients’ quality
of life and cutting health care costs, largely through a reduction in
hospitalizations. By offering coordinated primary and specialty care for
patients with chronic illnesses, HealthCare Partners has reduced
hospitalizations throughout its operating areas. The average hospital stay for
HealthCare Partners' patients is 3.3 days, while the national average is about
6 days.^1

As part of its work to reduce hospitalizations, in 2008 DaVita launched the
“CathAway^TM” program, through which more than 12,000 patients have been
transitioned from infection-prone central venous catheters (CVCs) for dialysis
access to much safer arteriovenous fistulas, which also provide better
clinical outcomes. In 2009, the U.S. Renal Data Service estimated that
dialysis patients with fistulas had lower health care costs than those with
CVCs by almost $20,000 annually^2.

“Improving quality of care while reducing costs should be the primary goal of
any health care provider,” Thiry said. “It’s just the right thing to do.”

DaVita, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Healthcare Partners, Paladina Health and
Modern Med are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare
Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective

About DaVita HealthCare Partners

DaVita HealthCare Partners, a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of
DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care in
the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic
kidney failure and end stage renal disease. 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. HealthCare Partners manages and operates
medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada,
Florida and New Mexico in its pursuit of delivering excellent quality health
care in a dignified and compassionate manner. For more information, please
visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.


^2 http://www.usrds.org/2008/view/esrd_11.asp


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