DaVita Appoints Bill Myers as Vice President of Communications

DENVER, Mar 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the appointment of Bill Myers as Vice President of Communications. Myers will be based in the company's new corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

"Bill Myers brings a great mix of knowledge and talent to DaVita, and we are excited to welcome him to the DaVita Village," said Kent Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DaVita(R). "We look forward to him joining the executive team and contributing to DaVita, as well as the entire kidney care community."

Myers joins DaVita after serving as the Vice President of State Government Affairs at UnitedHealth Group. In this role, he was responsible for tracking legislation, educating policymakers and supporting business growth initiatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Myers spent 11 years at Qwest Communications in various corporate communications and government affairs roles, including developing and executing award-winning advocacy and communications strategies for the company's top corporate priorities.

Myers received his bachelor's degree from Boston University. He serves on the board of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the Public Education and Business Coalition.

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About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services and education to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2009, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,530 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in approximately 720 hospitals, serving approximately 118,000 patients. DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and our environment. The company's leadership development initiatives and corporate social responsibility efforts have been recognized by FortuneModern HealthcareNewsweek and WorldBlu, among others. For more information, please visit www.davita.com.

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