The Company will be cooperating with the government's representatives, and will be voluntarily providing information responsive to their areas of concern.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss this matter on Monday, February 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number will be 800-399-4406.
"The DaVita team of 12,000 dedicated caregivers is providing excellent care to our 41,000 dialysis patients, and we will continue to do so. Our new company will cooperate with all appropriate government inquiries into the Company's historical practices," stated Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO.
DaVita, based in Torrance, California, is the nation's second-largest provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs in 32 states, as well as Washington, D.C. It also provides acute hemodialysis services to inpatients at approximately 285 hospitals. As of December 31, 2000, DaVita operated 486 outpatient dialysis facilities serving 41,000 patients, including 4,400 patients in 48 centers under management.
SOURCE: DaVita Inc.
Contact: LeAnne Zumwalt, Investor Relations of DaVita Inc.,