DaVita HealthCare Partners Celebrates International Nurses Day
Company recognizes nurses for providing excellent service around the world.

DENVER, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the largest and most innovative health care communities, recognizes its nurses on International Nurses Day.


"Our nurses are the reason we are able to deliver the highest quality of care around the world," said Mahesh Krishnan, international chief medical officer and group vice president of research and development for DaVita Kidney Care. "International Nurses Day allows us to recognize the protocols of our nurses and the excellent service they provide."

International Nurses Day was established by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to recognize the important role and ethics nurses play in global healthcare. The annual observance is held on May 12, commemorating the birth of Florence Nightingale. She is credited as the founder of modern nursing. Nurses around the world have been celebrated on her birthday since 1974. ICN has designated this year's theme as Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. The theme reflects nurses' commitment to strengthening health systems around the world.

DaVita HealthCare Partners operates 93 outpatient dialysis centers in 10 countries outside of the United States. Just last year, DaVita HealthCare Partners signed a tender from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health to treat half of the nearly 10,000 patients under the ministry's care. Nurses that are dedicated to providing quality care have a significant impact on DaVita HealthCare Partners international presence.

To find out more about DaVita's International presence, visit DaVita.com/about/international.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
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 DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

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