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DaVita Named to List of 'Best Places to Work in Los Angeles' by the Los Angeles Business Journal
Kidney Care Provider to Be Honored at August Luncheon
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DaVita Inc. , a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company will be featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2009 "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" - a list that includes 67 companies chosen for their impact on the region's economy, its workforce and area businesses.

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Companies are included in the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" list based on an employee survey measuring the employee experience, and an evaluation of workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. DaVita® was recognized earlier this year as the first and only FORTUNE 500® on the annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Work Places™.

"We believe that DaVita is a community first and a company second - this recognition is a testament to how hard our teammates work every day to make this a special place," said Dennis Kogod, Chief Operating Officer of DaVita.

The complete list - along with profiles of each company's benefits package and corporate policies - will be published in the August 2009 issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. For more information on the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkLA.com.

DaVita is a registered trademark of DaVita Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. Recognized as the only FORTUNE 500® company on WorldBlu's annual List of Most Democratic Work Places™, DaVita manages more than 1,475 outpatient facilities and acute units in more than 700 hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 114,000 patients - nearly one-in-three of all dialysis patients in the United States. As part of DaVita's commitment to building a healthy, caring community, DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and our environment. For more information about DaVita, its kidney education materials and its community programs, please visit www.davita.com.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: LeAnne.Zumwalt@davita.com

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: Kelsey Rood of DaVita Inc., +1-310-536-2404,
kelsey.rood@davita.com


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