DaVita HealthCare Partners and Arizona Integrated Physicians Join Forces

  DaVita HealthCare Partners andArizona Integrated Physicians Join Forces

Business Wire

TORRANCE, Calif. -- September 16, 2013

HealthCare Partners, LLC, a Torrance, Calif.-based physician-led organization
that manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in
California, Nevada, New Mexico and Florida, today announced a merger with
Arizona Integrated Physicians (AIP). AIP is one of Arizona’s largest
independent physician networks and comprises more than 700 physicians.

“AIP is a great addition to the HealthCare Partners family and further expands
our geographic coverage to Arizona,” said Robert J. Margolis, M.D., CEO of
HealthCare Partners and co-chairman of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. “We are
excited to join forces with AIP and its talented physician community to
partner with area hospitals and other clinical organizationsto deliver
patient-centered, coordinated care throughout Arizona.”

“Like HealthCare Partners, our core values have always centered on putting
patients first and keeping people healthy through the delivery of innovative,
evidence-based health care,” said AIP CEO Keith Dines. “HealthCare Partners is
nationally recognized for best practices in care and continually improving
patient satisfaction. We look forward to sharing in the positive impact that
the HealthCare Partners model of care will bring.”

HealthCare PartnersLLCis a subsidiary of DaVita HealthCare Partners.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), 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, New Mexico, and Florida 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.

About Arizona Integrated Physicians (AIP)

AIP is a physician-owned West Valley-based organization comprised of more than
700 physicians, including approximately 175 primary care physicians and 525
specialty care physicians in Arizona. AIP was founded in 1994 and has evolved
to become a nationally recognized leader in implementing comprehensive quality
and care management programs, pay-for-performance models, outcome improvement
measures and tiered provider reimbursement models tied to quality measures and
patient outcomes. As a physician-owned and -governed organization, AIP is
dedicated to becoming a virtual medical group and clinically integrated
physician network that enhances the viability and sustainability of
independent physicians. For information, please visit


HealthCare Partners
Robert Klein, 310-630-4126
VP of Marketing & Communications
Arizona Integrated Physicians
Keith Dines, CEO, 623-215-9440
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