DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has received two new awards for exceptional achievement in training and development. Training magazine named DaVita to its 2013 list of the “Top 125” companies for delivering performance-driven training programs. Additionally, Chief Learning Officer magazine recognized DaVita’s success in creating workforce training programs that deliver substantive business results with a 2013 “LearningElite” award. “We’re honored to be recognized for DaVita’s deep commitment to continuous improvement and lifelong learning,” said DaVita Chief Wisdom Officer Steve Priest. “We offer a number of nationally recognized leadership and clinical courses through DaVita University, and many of our clinical and business achievements stem from these programs.” Awarded annually by Training magazine , “Top 125” rates corporate training and development programs on a number of criteria, including training budget; percentage of payroll; hours of training per employee annually; and goals, evaluation, and workplace surveys. This is the ninth consecutive year DaVita has received this award. LearningElite is a ranked, peer-reviewed recognition program that identifies and recognizes best-in-class training initiatives. Programs selected for the annual award are considered benchmarks of world-class learning and development. DaVita is ranked number 25 on LearningElite’s 2013 list and is the second highest-ranked health care services provider. DaVita is committed to creating a supportive and rewarding workplace by providing a variety of programs dedicated to building healthy, caring communities for its patients, teammates and the world. DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or 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 Dec. 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.