Friday, January 29, 2010

Governor Ritter to Visit DaVita Dialysis Facility Today

Patients and caregivers prepare to provide education on kidney disease

What: DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care in the United States , will welcome Governor Bill Ritter to their Pikes Peak Dialysis Center this Friday to meet local dialysis patients and their clinical care providers. The Governor will tour the center, speak with patients, and receive a special gift from the facility staff.

When: Friday, January 29, 2010, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Where: DaVita Pikes Peak Dialysis Center
2002 Lelaray Street, Suite 130, Colorado Springs , CO 80909

Why: Having recently moved its company headquarters to Colorado , DaVita will be recognized by Governor Ritter for providing high quality care and serving as a strong corporate citizen around the state. Governor Ritter plays an active role in community health and prevention and has made great strides in improving access to quality, affordable healthcare in the state of Colorado .

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States , delivering dialysis services and education to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of September 30, 2009, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,513 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in approximately 700 hospitals located in 43 states and the District of Columbia , serving approximately 117,000 patients. DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and our environment. The company’s leadership development initiatives and corporate social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu, among others. For more information, please visit

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