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DaVita Celebrates 10 Consecutive Years Among FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®
Company offers exceptional training and development programs for teammates

DENVER, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced has been recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2017. This is the 10th consecutive year and 11th year overall the company has appeared on the list.

In addition to being named to the list, DaVita ranked first in Quality of Products/Services in the health care medical facilities category.

"Building a company with an award-winning culture starts with a commitment to community," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. "Our teammates' dedication to making DaVita a special place translates to exceptional quality care for our patients."

DaVita Kidney Care is the recognized clinical leader according to two government reports, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Incentive Program and Five-Star Quality Star Rating System. For the third year in a row, DaVita outperformed other major dialysis providers in the Quality Incentive Program and outperformed the industry in the Five-Star Quality Rating System.

FORTUNE surveys company executives, board members and industry analysts to compile its rankings. Other factors include people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and global competitiveness.

Learn how DaVita's award-winning culture helps deliver quality patient care at

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care 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. As of September 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,318 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 186,000 patients. The company also operated 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of September 30, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 750,000 patients. For more information, please visit

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