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DaVita Gives More Than $1.75 Million to Communities Across the US

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>DaVita Way of Giving Empowers Teammates to Make a Difference</i> </p>

Monday, May 13, 2013

DaVita Gives More Than $1.75 Million to Communities Across the US

08:00 EDT Monday, May 13, 2013

DENVER (Business Wire) -- DaVita®, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, announced that it has given away more than $1.75 million to charities in more than 1,000 communities across the U.S. as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving.”

DaVita teammates in dialysis centers across the nation chose local charities to support as part of the DaVita Way of Giving, the company's locally focused charitable giving initiative that helps 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations grow and thrive. Charities included food banks, thrift stores, crisis centers, children's organizations, foundations, ministries, soup kitchens and many more.

“DaVita is a dialysis company, but we're not about dialysis – we're about giving life,” said Steve Priest, chief wisdom officer for DaVita. “We want to make significant positive impacts in the communities where we live and work.”

As a part of the DaVita Way of Giving, DaVita contributed $132,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Along with millions of others living on the East Coast, many DaVita teammates suffered the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy. These contributions will help relief organizations supporting recovery and rebuilding efforts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, is dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through its Trilogy of Care – Caring for Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for the World.

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 March 31, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,991 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 156,000 patients. The company also operated 41 outpatient dialysis centers located in nine 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

David Gilles, 303-876-7497
Cell: 432-266-1289

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