DaVita Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2002 Investor Conference Call

DaVita Inc. announced today that it will hold a conference call on Friday, February 14, 2003; at 1:30 Eastern Standard Time to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2002. The Company plans to release its fourth quarter and year-end results after the market closes on February 13, 2003. Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO, and Richard Whitney, CFO, will be hosting the call to review our release and answer any questions. The call will be held on:

                        Friday, February 14, 2003
                  Starting at 1:30 Eastern Standard Time
                      Dial in Number:  800 399-4406

When calling in please refer to the DaVita Q4 2002 call and provide the operator with your name and company affiliation. Investors who are unable to listen to the DaVita earnings conference call will be able to access a replay via our web site at www.davita.com, there will be no telephone replay.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: LeAnne Zumwalt, Investor Relations of DaVita Inc.,