DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has been named the most innovative company on FORTUNE® Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies’ 2013 ranking of health care facilities. This marks the fourth consecutive year DaVita has been ranked no. 1 in innovation and the eighth consecutive year DaVita has been recognized on a World’s Most Admired Companies industry list. In addition to being named the most innovative company in its sector, DaVita ranked second among health care facilities overall and fifth among all Colorado-based companies. FORTUNE surveys company executives, board members and industry analysts to compile its annual rankings. Within its category, DaVita was the top-ranked company in four of the nine reputation attributes used to determine scores: innovation, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services. Of the remaining attributes, DaVita ranked no. 2 in people management, social responsibility, quality of management and use of corporate assets, and no. 3 in global competitiveness. “At DaVita, we work hard to stay focused on what matters most – caring for our patients, caring for each other and caring for our communities,” said Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners. “We’re very proud that focus puts us among the nation’s ‘most admired’ companies.” The FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list includes organizations such as Apple, Google and Starbucks. To see the full 2013 FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list click here. DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks 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 December 31, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,954 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 153,000 patients. The company also operated 36 outpatient dialysis centers located in eight 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.