10th Anniversary of Nephrology Nurses Week Recognized in September
DaVita Kidney Care Shows Appreciation for Nephrology Nurses

DENVER, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care (NYSE: DVA), a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, joins the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) in celebrating the week of September 13, 2015 as Nephrology Nurses Week.

"At DaVita Kidney Care, our nurses are the cornerstone of our mission to be the provider and employer of choice," Carolyn Kibler, group vice president at DaVita Kidney Care. "The time and contribution that our nurses give to our patients and teammates is invaluable and we are blessed to be able to celebrate their role not just this week, but year-round."

Nephrology Nurses Week was established in 2005 by the ANNA to honor the devotion and commitment that nurses provide for patients with kidney disease. Being involved in caring for kidney patients requires nurses to be highly attentive, driven and skilled.

This year, the theme for the week is "Nephrology Nurses: the heart of renal care." To find out more about Nephrology Nurses Week and learn more about how to celebrate the work that nurses do for patients with kidney disease, visit www.annanurse.org.

About DaVita Kidney Care

DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,210 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 176,000 patients. The company also operated 96 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

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

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