UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 5, 2000 ------------------------------- DaVita Inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 1-4034 51-0354549 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.) 21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 800, Torrance, California 90503 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Registrants' telephone number, including area code (310) 792-2600 ----------------------------- Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Item 5. Other Events. Upon approval by the Board of Directors and by a majority of the outstanding shares of stock of the Registrant, on October 5, 2000, the Registrant filed an amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation to effect the change of its name from Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc. to DaVita Inc. Attached as Exhibit 99.1 is the press release dated October 4, 2000 issued by the ------------ Registrant in connection with the Registrant's name change, which is incorporated by reference herein. Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (c) Exhibits Exhibit No. Description ----------- ----------- 99.1 Press Release dated October 4, 2000

SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. DaVita Inc. --------------------------------------- (Registrant) Date October 5, 2000 /s/ Steven J. Udicious ------------------------- --------------------------------------- (Signature)* Steven J. Udicious Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel *Print name and title of the signing officer under his signature.

EXHIBIT 99.1 [DAVITA LOGO] DaVita Inc. Contact: LeAnne Zumwalt Investor Relations DaVita Inc. 310-750-2072 For Immediate Release Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc. Announces Legal ----------------------------------------------- Name Change to DaVita Inc. -------------------------- Torrance, California, October 4, 2000 - Total Renal Care Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRL), today announced that it has completed the change in its name to DaVita Inc. and will begin trading under its new ticker symbol "DVA" on October 9, 2000. DaVita, based in Torrance, California, is the nation's second-largest provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company owns and operates kidney dialysis centers and home peritoneal dialysis programs in 32 states, as well as Washington, D.C. It also provides acute hemodialysis services to inpatients at approximately 290 hospitals. As of August 31, 2000, DaVita operated 487 outpatient dialysis facilities serving over 40,000 patients, including 4,700 patients in 55 centers under management.