DaVita Partners with Leading Physicians in Germany

  DaVita Partners with Leading Physicians in Germany

            Expands Operations with Addition of Düsseldorf Clinics

Business Wire

DENVER -- January 13, 2014

DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a
leading provider of kidney care services, today announced a partnership with
one of Germany’s most renowned nephrology practices to deliver leading renal
care to patients in Düsseldorf.

Praxis mit Nähe joins DaVita along with its world-class physicians including
Prof. Werner Kleophas, Dr. Andreas Westhoff, Prof. Gerd Hetzel and Prof. Frank

“The addition of this highly regarded practice is an exciting opportunity for
DaVita and represents a key step in our long-term growth strategy in Europe,”
said Dennis Kogod, chief operating officer of DaVita HealthCare Partners^SM.

“DaVita brings a model to Germany that wonderfully aligns with the values our
practice has held for more than 30 years,” said Prof. Werner Kleophas. “Being
product independent, DaVita’s sole focus is on perfection in kidney care
delivery and putting patients first. We’ve always cherished independence and
liberty in treatment and together with DaVita we believe we can accomplish
great results in the delivery of care for our patients in Düsseldorf.”

Praxis mit Nähe has six Düsseldorf-based clinics specializing in dialysis,
nephrology and diabetology and was one of the largest privately held groups in
Germany. The partnership more than doubles DaVita’s footprint in Germany with
a current total number of ten centers.

“When DaVita entered Germany two years ago, our aim was to improve quality of
life for the country’s kidney care patients,” said Bjӧrn Englund, president of
DaVita’s Europe and Middle East operations. “Having these esteemed doctors
join DaVita is a testament to the strides we’ve made and positions DaVita as
the partner and provider of choice in German kidney care.”

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
September 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 67 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

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prospective growth of certain of our international ventures and the clinical
outcomes that they will deliver. Factors which could impact future results
include the risks and uncertainties associated with expansion of our
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governmental regulations, general economic and other market conditions,
competition, and the other applicable risk factors set forth in our SEC
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31, 2012, and subsequent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. The
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David Tauchen, 303-876-2802
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