DaVita Gives More Than $1.75 Million to Communities Across the US

  DaVita Gives More Than $1.75 Million to Communities Across the US

         DaVita Way of Giving Empowers Teammates to Make a Difference

Business Wire

DENVER -- May 13, 2013

DaVita®, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE:
DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, announced that it has
given away more than $1.75 million to charities in more than 1,000 communities
across the U.S. as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving.”

DaVita teammates in dialysis centers across the nation chose local charities
to support as part of the DaVita Way of Giving, the company’s locally focused
charitable giving initiative that helps 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations grow
and thrive. Charities included food banks, thrift stores, crisis centers,
children’s organizations, foundations, ministries, soup kitchens and many

“DaVita is a dialysis company, but we’re not about dialysis – we’re about
giving life,” said Steve Priest, chief wisdom officer for DaVita. “We want to
make significant positive impacts in the communities where we live and work.”

As a part of the DaVita Way of Giving, DaVita contributed $132,000 to
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Along with millions of others living on the
East Coast, many DaVita teammates suffered the devastating impacts of
Hurricane Sandy. These contributions will help relief organizations supporting
recovery and rebuilding efforts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services committed to improving the
quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, is dedicated
to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through its Trilogy of Care –
Caring for Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for the World.

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 March
31, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,991
outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
156,000 patients. The company also operated 41 outpatient dialysis centers
located in nine 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.


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