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DaVita Center Becomes First Accredited Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinic in Malaysia
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health Honors DaVita at a Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur
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KUALA LUMPUR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that its Jalan Tun Razak center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia became the first stand-alone dialysis center in the country to receive a four-year accreditation in chronic dialysis treatment from the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH).

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The accreditation certifies that DaVita has achieved substantial compliance in all core standards and other safety measures recognized by the MSQH and the Malaysian Council on Chronic Dialysis Treatment Standards.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health as it further validates DaVita's commitment to continuous quality improvement in Malaysia," said Dennis Kogod, president of DaVita HealthCare Partners International. "DaVita will continue to elevate the level of care needed to improve the health and quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease."

DaVita completed a thorough application process including onsite surveys, education activities and assessment of the quality, safety and use of services. The MSQH assessed DaVita against eight dialysis treatment standards including: governance; access to care; human resources; hemodialysis treatment; ethical practice and patient and family rights; prevention and control of infection; facilities and equipment; and quality improvement activities.

"We continue seeking opportunities that will enhance our credentials and increase patient and physician confidence in our ability to achieve leading clinical outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world," said Atul Mathur, president of DaVita Kidney Care in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information on DaVita's efforts in Malaysia please visit DaVita.com/MY.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a 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 dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care 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, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,098 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 165,000 patients. The company also operated 75 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care 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 DaVita.com.

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David Tauchen
+1 (303) 876-2802
David.Tauchen@DaVita.com

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DaVita Center Becomes First Accredited Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinic in Malaysia

Malaysian Society for Quality in Health Honors DaVita at a Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur

PR Newswire

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that its Jalan Tun Razak center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia became the first stand-alone dialysis center in the country to receive a four-year accreditation in chronic dialysis treatment from the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH).

The accreditation certifies that DaVita has achieved substantial compliance in all core standards and other safety measures recognized by the MSQH and the Malaysian Council on Chronic Dialysis Treatment Standards.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health as it further validates DaVita's commitment to continuous quality improvement in Malaysia," said Dennis Kogod, president of DaVita HealthCare Partners International. "DaVita will continue to elevate the level of care needed to improve the health and quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease."

DaVita completed a thorough application process including onsite surveys, education activities and assessment of the quality, safety and use of services. The MSQH assessed DaVita against eight dialysis treatment standards including: governance; access to care; human resources; hemodialysis treatment; ethical practice and patient and family rights; prevention and control of infection; facilities and equipment; and quality improvement activities.

"We continue seeking opportunities that will enhance our credentials and increase patient and physician confidence in our ability to achieve leading clinical outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world," said Atul Mathur, president of DaVita Kidney Care in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information on DaVita's efforts in Malaysia please visit DaVita.com/MY.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a 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 dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care 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, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,098 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 165,000 patients. The company also operated 75 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care 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 DaVita.com.

Contact Information

Media: 

David Tauchen         
+1 (303) 876-2802            
David.Tauchen@DaVita.com  

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SOURCE DaVita Kidney Care


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