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Patrick Broderick Joins DaVita
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TORRANCE, Calif.

DaVita Inc. announced today that Patrick Broderick, 45, has joined DaVita, Inc. as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

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Prior to joining DaVita, Mr. Broderick served as General Counsel to COR Therapeutics, Inc., which he joined in 1999. Prior to joining COR, Patrick held various positions with McKesson Corporation, one of the nation's largest healthcare supply and information companies. Mr. Broderick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, summa cum laude, from Harvard College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his JD degree from Yale Law School where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Kent Thiry, DaVita Chairman and CEO, stated, "Patrick brings a wealth of executive and legal experience to DaVita. With two decades of legal practice and more than ten years in healthcare, we look forward to the contributions he will make to our legal and management teams."

DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 33 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of March 31, 2003, DaVita operates 523 outpatient facilities serving 45,000 patients, including 3,300 patients in 30 centers under management.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: LeAnne Zumwalt, Investor Relations of DaVita Inc.,
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