DaVita Inc. Scheduled to Speak at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Conference January 30, 2001

DaVita, Inc. announced today that it will present at the upcoming U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at The Pierre Hotel in New York. The presentation will be simultaneously broadcast on the Internet.

  Speaker:   Rich Whitney, Chief Financial Officer
  Time:      4:30 PM Eastern
  Webcast:   http://www.gotoanalysts.com/healthcareconference

The webcast will be archived and available for replay for up to 90 days at the web address noted above.

This release is for purposes of compliance with Regulation FD.

DaVita, based in Torrance, California, is the nation's second-largest provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs in 32 states, as well as Washington, D.C. It also provides acute hemodialysis services to inpatients at approximately 285 hospitals. As of December 31, 2000, DaVita operated 486 outpatient dialysis facilities serving 41,000 patients, including 4,400 patients in 48 centers under management.

SOURCE: DaVita, Inc.

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