Denise Fletcher Announced as CFO of DaVita

DaVita Inc. as previously announced on September 15, 2004, Denise K. Fletcher has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of DaVita. Ms. Fletcher joined the company in September and has been acting as Senior Vice President, Special Advisor to Kent Thiry, Chairman and CEO.

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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 37 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of September 30, 2004, DaVita operates or provides administrative services to 636 outpatient facilities serving 53,000 patients.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: LeAnne Zumwalt, Investor Relations of DaVita Inc.,