DaVita Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Web Portal

  DaVita Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Web Portal

     “Community Care” covers patient care, teammate support and community
                                  engagement

Business Wire

DENVER -- July 9, 2013

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, today announced the launch of a new
“Community Care” web portal. The new site details the company’s sustainability
and corporate social responsibility initiatives and includes a downloadable
version of the company’s 2012 “Community Care” report.

The website, located at DaVita.com/CommunityCare, covers three key areas –
improving health, helping teammates (employees) thrive and engaging
communities. Highlights from the 2012 report include the following.

  *DaVita has driven an estimated $480 million in taxpayer savings through
    providing integrated health care and improving patients’ health
  *The launch of a variety of online kidney health tools created for
    patients, including the Kidney Smart^SM education program, myDaVita.com (a
    social networking community) and the DaVita Health Portal™ (gives DaVita
    patient access to their lab results and lets them track their progress)
  *The Village Vitality program provides free biometric screenings, supports
    teammate wellness and allows teammates who participate to earn discounts
    on health insurance
  *The DaVita Village Network, which provides grants to teammates in crisis
    and has given more than $2 million to 435 teammates since its inception
  *The DaVita Way of Giving, a locally focused charitable grant program,
    which has donated more than $1.75 million to local charities since it
    began in 2011.
  *The launch of a comprehensive composting program involving more than 900
    teammates in the Tacoma, Wash., office, which – in conjunction with the
    ongoing recycling and composting efforts in the Denver, Colo., office –
    diverted more than 10,000 tons ofwaste in 2012
  *Through Village Service Days, thousands of teammates, their friends and
    family have volunteered nearly 44,000 hours (since 2007) to complete
    community service projects around the country
  *Bridge of Life—DaVita Medical Missions™, which has trained 19 doctors, 111
    nurses, 246 technicians and 19 biomedical technicians to expand access to
    dialysis in 11 countries on four continents since its inception

“We believe that if we create a thriving, sustainable community for our
teammates, they in turn will create a special clinical and caring community
for our patients and their families, and be inspired to help others,” said
Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. “That’s what we
call our trilogy of care – caring for our patients, caring for each other and
caring for our world.”

DaVita’s Community Care website and annual report on social responsibility are
now live on DaVita.com/CommunityCare.

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.

Contact:

DaVita
Lauren Moughon, 206-724-3826
Lauren.Moughon@DaVita.com
 
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