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Kindred Healthcare Continuing to Expand Rehabilitation Services in Its Long-term Acute Care Hospitals

July 13, 2021 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 13, 2021--

Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred” or the “Company”) today announced it is adding acute inpatient rehabilitation units (“ARUs”) within three of the Company’s long-term acute care hospitals (“LTACHs”). The hospitals are Kindred Hospital Denver, Kindred Hospital Melbourne, and Kindred Hospital Philadelphia – Havertown. The ARUs, with a total of 33 beds, are expected to begin serving patients in September 2021.

In August 2020, Kindred opened five ARUs within Kindred Hospital North Florida, Kindred Hospital Bay Area – St. Petersburg, Kindred Hospital South Florida – Ft. Lauderdale, Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center and Kindred Hospital Sugar Land.

Inpatient rehabilitation helps patients recover from conditions that include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. The new ARUs will provide the intensive, interdisciplinary clinical and rehabilitation services necessary for improved function and independence, facilitating patients’ recovery so they can be discharged and return to their homes. Patients will receive a minimum of three hours of therapy each day for at least five days a week under the direction of a physiatrist, a doctor specialized in rehabilitation and physical medicine, and 24/7 nursing care. The Kindred ARUs will provide services to both patients in Kindred LTACHs as well as patients from other healthcare providers in their communities.

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The new units will be managed and staffed by Kindred Rehabilitation, which delivers clinical success and outstanding patient outcomes for hospital-based programs nationwide. Kindred Rehabilitation treats more than 118,000 patients each year and is the largest contract manager of hospital-based acute rehabilitation programs in the nation. Approximately 100 hospitals in 30 states partner with Kindred Rehabilitation to manage ARUs within their facilities.

“The ARUs complement the care provided in our LTACHs and enable Kindred to offer a continuum of care for patients who require high-intensity rehabilitation services to continue their recovery so they can be discharged and return to their homes,” said Mike Warrington, President of Kindred’s Hospital Division.

“Kindred’s Hospital Division and Kindred Rehabilitation are working collaboratively to meet a growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in our communities,” said Russ Bailey, President of Kindred Rehabilitation. “These ARUs enable us to provide greater access and enhanced capabilities, expertise, and clinical integration to patients requiring these rehabilitation services.”

About Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Healthcare, LLC is the nation’s leading specialty hospital company delivering acute health services in its long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, and behavioral health line of business, all specializing in treating the most medically complex patients. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, and ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for nine years, Kindred’s mission is to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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