|Traded as||NYSE: KND|
|Founded||1985, Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|Headquarters||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
Phyllis R. Yale (Chairman)
Benjamin A. Breier (President/CEO)
Stephen R. Cunanan (CPO)
Steven D. Farber (CFO)
Charlie Wardrip (CIO)
|Products||Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehabilitation Services, Hospice Care, Care Management|
|Revenue||$4.9 Billion USD (2013) |
Number of employees
|Divisions||Transitional Care Hospitals, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Care Management, RehabCare|
Kindred Healthcare Incorporated (NYSE: KND) is a healthcare services company that operates hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation services across the United States. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the U.S.
Kindred's headquarters and support center are located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kindred is a Fortune 500 company, ranked as #410 in 2013. In 2014, Kindred ranked 4th among Health Care: Medical Facilities in Fortune magazine's list of most admired companies. As of August 2013[update], Kindred Healthcare has 76,000 employees in 46 states and 6 billion in annual revenue.
Kindred operates four divisions: Transitional Care Hospitals, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Care Management, and RehabCare. A former fifth division, Kindred Pharmacy Services (KPS), was spun off in a merger with AmerisourceBergen, resulting in the creation of PharMerica.
Transitional Care Hospital
The Transitional Care Hospital division provides long-term acute care services to medically complex patients. Along with traditional freestanding hospitals, Kindred operates hospital-in-hospitals (HIH) that operate in a "host hospital" to provide long term acute care to patients it receives from the short-term acute care units. This division is led by President Steven L. Monaghan.
Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers
The Nursing and Rehabilitation Division of Kindred Healthcare operates nursing and rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities. Kindred's centers care for both short- and long-term residents.
The Nursing Division is headed by Michael Beal.
A series of acquisitions from 2008 through 2011 led to the creation of a separate division for care management.
The Care Management Division of Kindred Healthcare provides home health, hospice and private duty services to patients in a variety of settings, including homes, skilled nursing facilities and other residential settings. The division includes Kindred at Home. Care management services previously fell within the Home Health and Hospice division of Kindred Healthcare.
Kindred's Rehabilitation division serves both Kindred and non-Kindred sites. Services are organized into two operating segments: skilled nursing rehabilitation services (SRS), which provide primarily to freestanding skilled nursing centers; and hospital rehabilitation services (HRS), which provide inpatient program management and therapy services to hospital units and outpatient services to hospital based satellite programs. In June 2011, Kindred combined its previous rehabilitation division with its new acquisition of RehabCare, renaming the division after this acquisition.
RehabCare is headed by Patricia M. Henry.
In January of 2016, Kindred Healthcare Inc. and its subsidiary RehabCare Group Inc. agreed to pay $125 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit on Medicare therapy claim overbilling. The settlement ended an investigation into claims brought against the companies by former RehabCare therapists in a 2011 lawsuit. The suit claimed RehabCare routinely scheduled skilled nursing facility residents for higher levels of therapy than needed, resulting in therapy services were not reasonable or necessary, or never occurred. 
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