DaVita Completes Acquisition of Physicians Dialysis, Inc.

DaVita Inc. , announced the completion of its acquisition of Physicians Dialysis, Inc. which was previously disclosed on July 22, 2004.

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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 35 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of June 30, 2004, DaVita operates or provides administrative services to 592 outpatient facilities serving 50,000 patients.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

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