DaVita HealthCare Partners Announces Transition of HealthCare Partners CEO Robert Margolis

  DaVita HealthCare Partners Announces Transition of HealthCare Partners CEO
  Robert Margolis

    Margolis will maintain leadership role in many areas of the business;
                    maintains current role as board member

Business Wire

DENVER -- August 9, 2013

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) today announced the long-planned
mid-2014 transition of Robert Margolis, M.D., out of his role as CEO of the
HealthCare Partners division (“HCP”), as announced at the time of the DaVita
HealthCare Partners merger. Following the transition, he will focus on a range
of initiatives including business development, service enhancement, supporting
HCP’s management transition and future strategic projects. He will also
continue to serve as co-chairman of the Board of Directors of DaVita
HealthCare Partners.

“Bob has a long and distinguished history as the founder of HealthCare
Partners. He has helped HCP become a national leader in coordinated care,
patient-centered services and high-quality transparent results,” said Kent
Thiry, CEO and co-chairman of DaVita HealthCare Partners. “We understand and
support Bob’s desire to transition his role with the company and we look
forward to his continued leadership and active engagement in many areas of the

The company will work closely with Margolis to begin an orderly transition
process for the CEO role near the middle of 2014. DaVita HealthCare Partners
recently announced that Craig Samitt, M.D., has joined the company as
executive vice president of HCP. Samitt was most recently the president and
CEO of Dean Health Systems in Madison, Wisc., one of the largest integrated
health care providers in the Midwest.

“I have worked to recruit and groom our future leaders, including Craig, for
years and to serve our patients and communities with distinction,” said Dr.
Margolis. “I’m as enthusiastic as ever about our model of care and look
forward to continuing to shape it.”

HCP anticipates that, subject to board approval, Samitt will take on the role
of CEO of the HealthCare Partners division of DaVita HealthCare Partners as
part of the planned transition.

“I consider Bob Margolis to be this nation’s pioneer of population health, and
HealthCare Partners to be our country’s best example of a physician-driven
high-performing health system,” said Samitt. “Bob has been an inspiration and
a mentor for nearly a decade, and it is an honor to join his team, carry on
his legacy, and work side-by-side with DaVita HealthCare Partners as we
continue to transform American Healthcare.”

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 June 30, 2013, DaVita
operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis
centers in the United States serving approximately 159,000 patients, and at 48
centers in ten countries outside of the United States. HealthCare Partners
manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in
California, Nevada, Florida and New Mexico in its pursuit to deliver
excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of
June 30, 2013, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for
approximately 733,000 managed care patients. For more information, please
visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.


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