"Dialysis providers and payors will certainly be disappointed with this abuse of monopoly power by a company that has enjoyed extraordinary profits on this product at the expense of Medicare and other payors over the last decade," stated Kent Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DaVita Inc.
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. It also provides acute hemodialysis services to inpatients at approximately 280 hospitals. As of March 31, 2001 we operated 486 outpatient dialysis facilities serving over 41,000 patients, including 3,400 patients in 34 centers under management.
SOURCE: DaVita Inc.
Contact: LeAnne Zumwalt, Investor Relations of DaVita Inc.,