EAST ORANGE, NJ - DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, will welcome U.S. Representative Donald Payne on March 11 10:30AM to its East Orange DaVita® Dialysis Center. During the visit, Rep. Payne will have the chance to learn firsthand about how the proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursement could jeopardize the care that the dialysis centers can offer patients in the future. The congressman will tour the center and speak to patients and learn about chronic kidney disease, a silent epidemic that affects more than 20 million people over the age of 20 in the U.S., 90 percent of whom are unaware they are affected by the disease.

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, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,074 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 163,000 patients. The company also operated 73 outpatient dialysis centers located in ten 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.