Total Renal Care Announces Appointment of Leanne Zumwalt, Vice President, Investor Relations

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRL), the second-largest (and largest independent) worldwide provider of integrated dialysis services, today announced the appointment of LeAnne Zumwalt as Vice President, Investor Relations.

Ms. Zumwalt, 41, has been hired to replace Rich Lester, Vice President, Investor Relations who resigned, effective January 31, 2000 to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. Ms. Zumwalt brings years of healthcare and dialysis experience to Total Renal Care. Previously she worked with Kent Thiry as part of the Vivra Incorporated team from 1991 to 1997, including the position of Chief Financial Officer during 1996 and 1997.

Ms. Zumwalt will assume her role on a part-time basis and will direct investor communications effective January 24, 2000. She can be reached at 310-792-2600 ext. 2449 for investor inquiries.

Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc, based in Torrance, California, is the second-largest (and largest independent) worldwide 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 33 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, Argentina and several European countries. It also provides acute hemodialysis services to inpatients at approximately 320 hospitals. As of November 1, 1999, Total Renal Care operated 574 outpatient dialysis facilities serving approximately 45,500 patients.

SOURCE Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc.