DaVita Honors Service Members’ Contributions This Veterans Day

  DaVita Honors Service Members’ Contributions This Veterans Day

Business Wire

DENVER -- November 11, 2013

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, today honors the men and women of
the armed forces that have served the United States.

DaVita’s recruitment efforts help military veterans and their spouses find
gainful employment. As a member of MSEP (Military Spouse Employment
Partnership) since 2011, DaVita has made a commitment to help match veterans
and their spouses with jobs within the company. DaVita also supports numerous
virtual job fairs designed for veterans and uses the Heroes2Hired.com job
portal as part of the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)
Employment Initiative Program.

“DaVita is proud of its ongoing commitment to welcoming military veterans and
their families into ‘the DaVita Village,’” said Laura Mildenberger, chief
people officer at DaVita. “Through our programs designed to honor and support
veterans, we can give back to a community of people that have already shown a
great commitment to this country.”

On Veterans Day, DaVita teammates across the country will be celebrating the
veterans in their life and commemorating them for their service.

In recent years, DaVita has implemented programs designed to honor veterans
throughout the year with special recognition on Veterans Day. DaVita’s Village
Veterans program allows new teammates to receive mentorship from company
leaders to help transition them into their new role. DaVita offers current and
former military members the opportunity for personal development through a
private course. The Star Troopers program honors current members of the
military by assembling care packages and writing thank-you notes for those
serving overseas.

“During my 14 years as a DaVita teammate, I have been in awe of the corporate
support provided to members of the armed forces,” said Bill Hyland, director
of health care planning and retired Army reserve member. “The recognition
DaVita receives is a culmination of thousands of teammates participating in
many projects to support our citizen soldiers.”

DaVita and its teammates have been recognized for their support of military
veterans, their spouses, and guard and reserve members. Awards won include:
“Best for Vets Employers” by Military Times EDGE Magazine; G.I. Jobs “Top 100
Military Friendly Employers;” Military Spouse Magazine’s “Military Friendly
Spouse Employer;” “Most Valuable Employer” by Civilianjobs.com; and the
Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

For more information about DaVita’s veterans programs, please visit

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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 Sept.
30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,042
outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
166,000 patients. The company also operated 66 outpatient dialysis centers
located in ten 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.


Justin Forbis, 303-876-7496
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