Mark Harrison Joins DaVita as CFO

DaVita Inc. announced today that Mark Harrison, 49, is joining DaVita Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer effective September 1, 2006.

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Prior to joining DaVita, Mr. Harrison served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allina Hospitals & Clinics in Minneapolis, MN, which he joined in 2003. Mr. Harrison co-founded Shattuck Hammond Partners LLC and served as a Principal and its West Coast Manager from 1993 to 2003. He was also a Principal and Manager of the West Coast Office of Cain Brothers, Shattuck and Company from 1988 through 1993. Previously Mark was with the Healthcare Group at Lehman Brothers from 1983 to 1988. Mr. Harrison earned a MBA, Finance, and a MPH, Health Administration, from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College.

Kent Thiry, DaVita Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are excited to add Mark to DaVita's management team and look forward to the contributions we know he will make."

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., +1-310-536-2420