DaVita Inc. Announces Date for Q1 Earnings Release
   To:       Members of the Investment Community

   From:     LeAnne Zumwalt, Vice President

   Re:       DaVita Inc.  Q1 2001 Earnings Release

   Date:     April 6, 2001

We are planning a conference call to discuss our Q1 2001 results on May 7. Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO, and Richard Whitney, CFO, will be leading the call to review our earnings release, discuss other recent events and answer any shareholder and bondholder questions. The call will be held on:

  Monday, May 7, 2001
  Starting at Noon, Pacific Time
  Dial in Number:  800-399-4406
  International Callers:  706-634-5555

  We appreciate your interest in DaVita.

SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

Contact: LeAnne Zumwalt of DaVita Inc., 310-750-2072