DaVita to be the Care Provider at Nine Clinics
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2013--
DaVita, the kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
(NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today
announced it has acquired nine dialysis centers from Fresenius Medical
Care (‘FMC’), a leading provider of dialysis services and manufacturer
of dialysis products. Five of the clinics are located in Portugal and
four clinics are located in Poland.
“After initially investing in Germany in 2011, DaVita is happy to expand
its geographical presence in Europe and secure its long-term presence in
the region,” said Dennis Kogod, Chief Operating Officer of DaVita Health
As a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States,
DaVita has achieved clinical outcomes that have improved year-over-year
for more than a decade and looks forward to continuing to build on this
track record in Europe.
“I am pleased to bring decades of clinical experience and a proven
business track record on the continent to this transaction,” said Bjorn
Englund, President of Europe and Middle East, for DaVita. “We look
forward to a strong alliance with the health care communities in each of
these countries and to delivering high-quality patient care.”
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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 September 30, 2012, DaVita
operated or provided administrative services at 1,912 outpatient
dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately
150,000 patients. The company also operated 24 outpatient dialysis
centers located in five 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.
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