DaVita Inc. to Present at JP Morgan

DaVita Inc. announced today that it will participate in the 23rd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference being held January 10-13, 2005 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO, will be presenting on January 12, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Mr. Thiry's presentation will also be broadcast live and by replay. To access the broadcast listeners should go to http://equityconferences.jpmorgan.com/.

DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company operates and provides administrative services to kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 37 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of September 30, 2004, DaVita operates or provides administrative services to 636 outpatient facilities serving 53,000 patients.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

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