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DaVita Announces Top Holiday Travel Destinations for Dialysis Patients
Las Vegas, Orlando and Houston Top the List

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2011-- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services that is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the top 10 holiday destinations for dialysis-friendly travel.

Just a few decades ago, traveling while on dialysis would have been difficult, if not impossible, for most patients. But with nearly 1,800 dialysis facilities across the country, today DaVita® easily arranges dialysis travel for many patients who travel to visit family or escape the cold during the holidays.

“Today’s dialysis patients live longer and live better. Our team of travel support specialists at DaVitamakes vacationing during the holidays worry-free for patients across the country,” said MaryCatherine Graves, director of Guest Services at DaVita.

The following list was compiled based on previous years’ placement requests from DaVita’s Guest Services team:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Orlando/Celebration, Fla.
  3. Houston
  4. San Antonio
  5. New Orleans
  6. Atlanta
  7. San Diego
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Charlotte, N.C.
  10. Phoenix/Scottsdale

DaVita’s Guest Services team provides travel support to facilities in the U.S. at no cost to dialysis patients, both DaVita and non-DaVita patients.

To arrange travel, patients can contact a DaVita Guest Services specialist at 1-800-244-0680 and visitDaVita.com/travel for more information.

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

About DaVita

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVitastrives 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 ofSeptember 30, 2011DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,777 dialysis facilities, serving approximately 138,000 patients. 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 http://www.davita.com.

 

Source: DaVita Inc.

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