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DaVita HealthCare Partners Names Craig Samitt To Executive Role

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) announced today that it has named Craig E. Samitt, M.D., to the position of executive vice president for its HealthCare Partners® division.

Prior to joining DaVita HealthCare Partners, Samitt, 49, served as president and CEO of Dean Health Systems in Madison, Wis., one of the largest integrated health care providers in the Midwest. During his tenure in that role, which began in 2006, he had oversight of the organization’s operational, financial and strategic direction.

Prior to joining Dean, he served as a senior operations executive for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Fallon Clinic, a multi-specialty group practice in central Massachusetts. Samitt currently serves as a commissioner for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, commonly known as MedPAC, which advises Congress on Medicare policies.

Samitt earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University; his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons; and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve in a senior leadership role with a nationally recognized organization whose passion is for transforming health care delivery, and whose service and core values are identical to those I have been practicing my entire career,” said Samitt.

“Craig brings the background and forward thinking that will be critical to DaVita HealthCare Partners’ growth and strength,” said Robert Margolis, co-chairman of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. “We are excited about the way we are changing the delivery of health care in this country and Craig will be a big part of our next chapter.”

About DaVita HealthCare Partners

DaVita HealthCare Partners, a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita 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, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,991 outpatient dialysis centers the United States serving approximately 156,000 patients, and at 41 centers in eight countries outside of the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, Florida and New Mexico in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2013, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 742,000 managed care patients. For more information, please visit

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