DaVita Schedules Investor Meeting on November 6, 2002

DaVita Inc. announced that it will hold an investor meeting on November 6, 2002, at the New York Palace Hotel. The event will begin at 9:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO, and Rich Whitney, CFO, will discuss the Company's financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 followed by a presentation on the state of the Company.

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Please join us in person at the New York Palace Hotel located at 455 Madison Avenue @50th Street. To register visit: http://www.davita.com/register. If you are unable to attend you can participate via conference call at 800 399-4406.

The Company plans to release its third quarter financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 5, 2002. The conference call web replay will be available for 30 days at www.davita.com.

DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 32 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of June 30, 2002, DaVita operated 493 outpatient dialysis facilities serving over 44,000 patients, including 3,300 patients in 30 centers under management.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: LeAnne Zumwalt of DaVita Inc., +1-310-750-2072