DaVita HealthCare Partners Celebrates 10 Years Among FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies
Company's Award-winning Culture Helps Deliver Leading Quality Care

DENVER, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, today announced the company has been recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. This is the ninth consecutive year and 10th year overall the company has appeared on the list.

In addition to being named to the list, DaVita HealthCare Partners ranked first in innovation for the health care medical facilities category for the sixth time.

"Thank you to our teammates and physicians who go above and beyond every day to provide exceptional care for our patients," said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. "So many of our teammates put patients first and care for each other with the same intensity that they care for their patients."  

DaVita Kidney Care is the recognized clinical leader according to two government reports, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Incentive Program and Five-Star Quality Star Rating System. For the third year in a row, DaVita outperformed other major dialysis providers in the Quality Incentive Program and for the second year, outperformed the industry by two times in the Five-Star Quality Rating System. According to the 2016 ratings, 46 percent of DaVita centers are rated with four or five stars, compared to 23 percent for all other dialysis providers combined. 

FORTUNE surveys company executives, board members and industry analysts to compile its rankings. Other factors include people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and global competitiveness.

Learn how DaVita HealthCare Partners' award-winning culture helps deliver quality patient care at DaVita.com/CSR.

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 Dec. 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,251 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 118 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 Dec. 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 807,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

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