George Hong, M.D., Returns to HealthCare Partners
Joins National Clinical Leadership Team

DENVER, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) today announced George Hong, M.D. will serve as a national medical director for HealthCare Partners supporting a variety of national initiatives including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

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"I'm proud to return to HealthCare Partners and this high-caliber group of clinicians and teammates to make a difference in the lives of patients across the country," Dr. Hong said. "HealthCare Partners has long been at the forefront of the healthcare industry's shift from a volume-based model to a value-based model, and it's exciting to be here."

Most recently, Dr. Hong was a lead medical director for Regal Medical Group, part of the Heritage Provider Network.  Prior to that Dr. Hong served in numerous clinical and leadership roles at HealthCare Partners from 2010 to early 2014, leading programs for high-risk patients and utilization management in his capacity as a center medical director and later associate medical director. He joined Talbert Medical Group in 2001 as a primary care physician and hospitalist prior to its acquisition by HealthCare Partners in 2010.

"We're thrilled to have Dr. Hong re-join HealthCare Partners as a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer," said Chan Chuang, M.D., chief clinical officer for HealthCare Partners. "His insights and experience in leading clinical programs will be invaluable as we continue our focus on changing the delivery of healthcare in this country."

Dr. Hong earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his doctor of medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine.

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DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of March 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,197 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 174,000 patients. The company also operated 93 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients. For more information, please visit

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