DaVita HealthCare Partners Donates $1.5 Million During Annual Support of Charities

"DaVita Way of Giving" Provides Teammates an Opportunity to Make a Difference in Local Communities

Dec 10, 2014, 06:23 ET from DaVita HealthCare Partners

DENVER, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care and health care services, today announced that its clinical teammates donated more than $1.5 million to charities across the United States through the "DaVita Way of Giving."

For the fourth consecutive year, DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates participated in the DaVita® Way of Giving, a locally focused charitable giving initiative that helps 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations across the country grow and thrive.

Clinical teammates from DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners were encouraged to democratically choose charities in their communities to receive contributions. This is the first time HealthCare Partners teammates participated in the initiative.

"As the DaVita HealthCare Partners Village, we strive to make a difference in the communities where we live and work," said Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care. "We believe in taking care of our fellow citizens and making a sustainable impact where it matters most. Our communities are only as strong as we make them, so it's important for us as corporate citizens to foster growth among organizations that care for our most vulnerable."

Corporate leaders encouraged clinical teammates to choose charities that are locally based and make a positive impact for residents. Charities included relief organizations, animal shelters, food banks, children's organizations, crisis centers, health clinics and many more.

In addition to providing grants, clinical teammates are encouraged to volunteer their time through community service projects – known internally as Village Service Days – to develop or foster relationships with nonprofits. Since 2006, DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates and their family and friends have participated in more than 1,300 Village Service Days, volunteering nearly 76,000 hours of service.

DaVita Way of Giving is one of many programs dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through DaVita HealthCare Partners' Trilogy of Care – Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our World.

For more information about DaVita HealthCare Partners' community engagement efforts, please visit DaVita.com/CSR.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. 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 Sept. 30, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,152 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 170,000 patients. The company also operated 87 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of Sept. 30, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 836,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

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Contact Information Media: David Gilles Phone: (303) 876-7497 Cell: (432) 266-1289 David.Gilles@DaVita.com

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