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DaVita.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Award

Monday, December 8, 2008 General News J E 4
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 8 DaVita Inc., aleading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronickidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, is honored to receive the eHealthcareLeadership Award for the best overall internet site in theConsumer/Disease-Focused category. DaVita.com was one of 1,100 entriessubmitted to the ninth annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The programrecognizes websites in the healthcare industry such as health plans,healthcare associates, online health companies, pharmaceutical companies andother healthcare organizations.

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The category of Best Overall Internet Site contained 17 classifications,or sub-categories. Many factors were considered during the judging processsuch as delivery of strong health content, interactivity, medical caresupport, integration with the organization's operations, as well as strengthof web design and ease of navigation.

Jason Walker, Director of DaVita.com says, "We are experiencing recordlevels of traffic on our site as we continue to expand our product and contentofferings. This award is a wonderful way to cap off a banner year."

DaVita.com is the premier online source for kidney disease and dialysisinformation providing educational articles and videos about chronic kidneydisease, dialysis, diet and nutrition. DaVita.com also features more than 500kidney-friendly recipes and tools like DaVita Diet Helper, an onlineinteractive meal planner for kidney patients, to learn about the disease andoptimize their lives with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis.

Recently, DaVita.com added a physician website offering kidneyspecialists, primary care physicians and other specialist resources such as:patient educational handouts, coding and billing information, links toDaVita(R) services, medical and clinical news relevant to their practices, andinformation on medical conferences.

DaVita is a registered trademark of DaVita Inc. All other trademarks arethe properties of their respective owners.

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a leading provider of kidneycare in the United States, providing dialysis services and education forpatients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVitamanages more than 1,400 outpatient facilities and acute units in more than 700hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia, servingapproximately 110,000 patients. As part of DaVita's commitment to building ahealthy, caring community, DaVita develops, participates in and donates tonumerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive,sustainable change for children, families and our environment. For moreinformation about DaVita, its kidney education materials, and its communityprograms, please visit http://www.davita.com.

SOURCE DaVita Inc.
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