DaVita Acquires Dialysis Centers in Portugal and Poland

DaVita Acquires Dialysis Centers in Portugal and Poland

DaVita to be the Care Provider at Nine Clinics

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DaVita, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYS: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has acquired nine dialysis centers from Fresenius Medical Care ('FMC'), a leading provider of dialysis services and manufacturer of dialysis products. Five of the clinics are located in Portugal and four clinics are located in Poland.


"After initially investing in Germany in 2011, DaVita is happy to expand its geographical presence in Europe and secure its long-term presence in the region," said Dennis Kogod, Chief Operating Officer of DaVita Health Care Partners®.

As a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, DaVita has achieved clinical outcomes that have improved year-over-year for more than a decade and looks forward to continuing to build on this track record in Europe.

"I am pleased to bring decades of clinical experience and a proven business track record on the continent to this transaction," said Bjorn Englund, President of Europe and Middle East, for DaVita. "We look forward to a strong alliance with the health care communities in each of these countries and to delivering high-quality patient care."

For more information on DaVita please visit www.DaVita.com.

DaVita® is a registered trademark, and DaVita HealthCare Partners is a service mark, of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis 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 kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita 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 September 30, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,912 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 150,000 patients. The company also operated 24 outpatient dialysis centers located in five countries outside the United States. DaVita 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.



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