DaVita Names Chief Medical Officer for Saudi Operations

           DaVita Names Chief Medical Officer for Saudi Operations

Dr. Abdulkareem Alsuwaida joins DaVita team in Saudi Arabia

PR Newswire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney
Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading
provider of kidney care services, today announced it has named Dr. Abdulkareem
Alsuwaida, FRCPC, MSc, as chief medical officer for its operations in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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"Clinical excellence defines Dr. Alsuwaida's distinctive nephrology career,"
said Dennis Kogod, president of DaVita Kidney Care International. "He's
devoted his professional life to improving the quality of care for chronic
kidney disease (CKD) patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This aligns
wonderfully with DaVita's commitment to provide world-class, comprehensive
care in our long-term partnership with the Kingdom's Ministry of Health. We're
honored to have him on board."

Dr. Alsuwaida is currently a professor of medicine and director of
postgraduate education at King Saud University in Riyadh. He is also a
consultant in the Division of Nephrology at the King Khalid University
Hospital. Dr. Alsuwaida earned a medical degree from King Abdulaziz University
and completed postgraduate medical education in internal medicine and
nephrology at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he earned a master's
degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. A past
president of the Saudi Society of Nephrology, Dr. Alsuwaida's research is
focused on dialysis, glumerulonephritis and lupus nephritis. He has published
more than 40 papers on these topics.

"Providing world-class care is a top priority, not only for the Ministry of
Health, but also for the thousands of Saudi men and women affected by CKD and
their families," said Alsuwaida. "In the United States as well as in other
countries, DaVita has played a significant role in elevating the standard of
care. DaVita's presence in the Kingdom represents a long-term commitment to
improving the overall health of Saudi citizens."

In February 2014, DaVita signed a major tender from the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia's Ministry of Health in which it will deliver care to 5,000 dialysis
patients currently under the ministry's care.

"These patients will ultimately benefit from Dr. Alsuwaida joining the DaVita
team in the Kingdom," said Abdulrahman Al Haidari, country manager for DaVita
in Saudi Arabia.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks
of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

AboutDaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Careis a 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 dialysis services in the United States, DaVita
Kidney Caretreats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal
disease.DaVita Kidney Carestrives 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, 2014,DaVita Kidney Careoperated or provided administrative services at
2,098 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving
approximately 165,000patients. The company also operated 75 outpatient
dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States.DaVita
Kidney Caresupports 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 visitDaVita.com.

Contact Information
David Tauchen
+001 303-876-2802

DaVita names Dr. AbdulKareem Alsuwaida chief medical officer for Saudi


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