Kelly McCrann Joins DaVita

DaVita Inc. announced that Kelly McCrann was appointed Senior Vice President for DaVita Inc. Mr. McCrann will oversee several business units for DaVita.

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Mr. McCrann joins DaVita Inc. after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of PacifiCare Dental and Vision. Prior to joining PacifiCare in 2004, Kelly was a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners with responsibility over their healthcare portfolio. Mr. McCrann brings with him more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. McCrann earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kent Thiry, DaVita CEO stated, "We are pleased to have Kelly join our team. His healthcare knowledge and experience will be a valuable addition in our efforts to achieve our near and long-term objectives."

"I am thrilled to join DaVita's team in their daily efforts to provide life sustaining services to the nation's ESRD patients," stated Kelly McCrann.

DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company provides services at kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs domestically in 41 states, as well as Washington, D.C. As of March 31, 2006, DaVita operated or managed over 1,200 outpatient facilities serving approximately 98,000 patients.

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SOURCE: DaVita Inc.

CONTACT: LeAnne Zumwalt of DaVita Inc., +1-650-696-8910