DaVita HealthCare Partners Concludes 16th Villagewide for 3,500 teammates
Company recognizes field teammates for quality patient care and team values

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, recognizes its teammates worldwide and their commitment to quality care and team values during its annual Villagewide event. 

"We honor teammate behavior at our Villagewide celebration," said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO for DaVita HealthCare Partners. "We are intentional about recognizing those who embrace our 'Trilogy of Care' – caring for our patients, caring for each other and caring for the world."

Villagewide is recognized as a best-in-class training and development program for its comprehensive focus on culture, clinical quality and teammate togetherness. The 2015 theme is "Active Leadership," where teammates access programming that impacts their personal and professional lives. 

Villagewide celebrated DaVita HealthCare Partners' teammates and the patients they care for. One annual feature is the 'Circle of Life' program that remembers the patients and teammates who passed away in the last year. Many teammates are reminded that ethics, quality care and clinical outcomes for a vulnerable patient population matter most. 

DaVita was recently recognized as the highest quality provider by two government programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Five-Star Rating System and the CMS Quality Incentive Program. DaVita has 54 percent of all four and five-star rated dialysis centers in the industry. In addition, 98.5 percent of DaVita dialysis centers met or exceeded QIP standards, outperforming the industry.

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.

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