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DaVita Named One of Best Companies to Work for in Colorado
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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 has been recognized by the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Program. DaVita® is the only FORTUNE 500® health care services provider on the list.

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"We are pleased to be recognized for our continued efforts to make DaVita among the best places for our teammates to work, especially in our new corporate home of Colorado," said Kent Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DaVita. "We know that Colorado is a wonderful place to live and work, and so being recognized with this award only reminds us that our decision was the right one."

Now in its fourth year, the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado program is a statewide initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers. DaVita was named to the list in the "Large Companies" category, which is open to hundreds of Colorado businesses with 250 or more employees. The company has more than 2,000 teammates (employees) statewide.

The formal ranking of winners will be announced at the 2009 Celebration Awards Banquet on July 31st and will be hosted by SHRM Colorado State Council, ColoradoBiz magazine and Jobing.com. DaVita recently was named one of the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" by The Los Angeles Business Journal.

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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.

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FCMN Contact: LeAnne.Zumwalt@davita.com

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

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


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