DaVita Announces Agreement to Acquire a Prominent Medical Group in Orlando Area
Family Health Care of Central Florida to Join JSA Medical Group

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA), a leading independent medical group in the United States and leading global provider of kidney care services, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Family Health Care of Central Florida, a highly reputable primary care group serving the Orlando metro area for more than 30 years. The transaction is expected to close in the near future. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This transaction demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Orlando metro area and continuing to grow the leading independent medical group in America," said Joe Mello, chief operating officer of DaVita's HealthCare Partners division. "We're proud to have such a prominent medical group join the DaVita Village, and together we're looking forward to expanding our high-quality, coordinated care services for this community."

Family Health Care of Central Florida serves thousands of patients in the Orlando metro area. The medical group has 13 providers and more than 70 teammates.

"After over 30 years of providing comprehensive health care to the families of Osceola County and the Orlando metro area, I'm convinced we've never had a more capable, dedicated and compassionate team," said Dr. Michael Link, owner and CEO of Family Health Care of Central Florida. "It's our honor to serve this community, and becoming part of the DaVita HealthCare Partners family further solidifies our commitment to continued innovations in patient care and service, as well as expanding employment opportunities."

Under the terms of the acquisition, Family Health Care of Central Florida will join DaVita's JSA Medical Group, a leading provider of primary care services in Central Florida. JSA Medical Group locations take a "Total Care" approach to health care in which primary care providers, specialists and professional teammates work as a coordinated team to manage all aspects of patients' care. This includes a focus on improving quality and value for patients though preventative services.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners   
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in ArizonaCalifornia,NevadaNew MexicoFloridaColorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 790,000 patients. 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, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,278 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 124 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

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About Family Health Care of Central Florida   
Family Health Care of Central Florida has been providing Osceola County with comprehensive health care for over 30 years.  The group currently has three convenient locations to serve patients. KissimmeeSt. Cloud, and Poinciana offices are staffed with board certified medical professionals specializing in family medicine, with an emphasis on the care of children, disease management, and the care of senior citizens.  It is the mission of Family Health Care of Central Florida to "exceed every patient's healthcare and service expectations with competence, professionalism, efficiency, and, most importantly, compassion." For more information on Family Health Care of Central Florida, please visit Myhealthapple.com.

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