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Profile: Kindred Healthcare Inc (KND)

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Kindred Healthcare, Inc., incorporated on March 27, 1998, is a healthcare services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care (TC) hospitals, a home health, hospice and community care business, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs), a contract rehabilitation services business, nursing centers and assisted living facilities across the United States. The Company operates through four divisions, including the hospital division, the Kindred at Home division, the Kindred Rehabilitation Services division and the nursing center division. Its divisions represent six segments, including hospitals, home health services, hospice services, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, RehabCare and nursing centers.

Hospital Division

The Company's hospital division provides long-term acute care services through the operation of a national network of approximately 95 TC hospitals with over 7,090 licensed beds in over 20 states. A number of its hospitals also provide skilled nursing, sub-acute and outpatient services. Outpatient services include diagnostic services, outpatient wound care, rehabilitation therapy, computerized tomography (CT) scanning, one-day surgery and laboratory tests. In its TC hospitals, the Company treats medically complex and post-intensive care patients, including the critically ill, suffering from multiple organ system failures, such as the cardiovascular, pulmonary, kidney, gastro-intestinal, and cutaneous (skin) systems. Its TC hospitals employ a program of care for their patients that draw upon the talents of interdisciplinary teams, including physician specialists. Its TC hospital patients receive individualized treatment plans, which include rehabilitation, skin integrity management, and clinical pharmacology services. In addition, its TC hospitals offer a range of physician services, including pulmonology, internal medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, nephrology, cardiology, radiology and pathology.

The Company's hospital division receives payment for its services from third-party payers, including government reimbursement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid and nongovernment sources, such as Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed, commercial insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations and contracted providers. The hospital division maintains a clinical outcomes and customer service program, which includes a review of its patient population measured against utilization and quality standards, clinical outcomes data collection, and patient/family, employee and physician satisfaction surveys.

Kindred at Home Division

The Company's Kindred at Home division primarily provides home health, hospice, and community care services for patients in a range of settings, including their homes, nursing centers, and other residential settings. Kindred at Home provides services in approximately 600 locations in over 40 states. The Company's home health operations offer medical care and other services for patients in their homes or other residential settings. Its services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and medical social work. Its hospice operations provide a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice services are provided in the home or in other settings, such as nursing centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and inpatient hospice units. Its community care services include personal care (bathing and grooming), meal preparation, companionship, light housekeeping, shopping, respite care, and transportation. The Company also provides physician services focused on delivering primary and urgent care for patients in home-based settings, such as assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, and patients' homes, as well as care transition managers to follow patients with specific diagnoses and/or risk factors through the entire care continuum.

Kindred Rehabilitation Services Division

The Company's Kindred Rehabilitation Services division operates IRFs and acute rehabilitation units (ARUs), and provides rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapies, and speech pathology services, to residents and patients of nursing centers, hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, and assisted living facilities. Within Kindred Rehabilitation Services division, the Company operates through two segments, including Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services and RehabCare. Its Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services segment provides program management and therapy services on an inpatient basis in long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals, sub-acute (or skilled nursing) units, as well as on an outpatient basis to hospital-based and other satellite programs. Its Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services segment operates approximately 20 IRFs and over 100 ARUs and provides rehabilitation services in over 120 LTAC hospitals, seven sub-acute (or skilled nursing) units and 130 outpatient clinics. Its IRFs provide services to patients who require intensive inpatient rehabilitative care.

The Company provides ARU management services on a contract basis. It operates approximately 100 ARUs. The Company, through ARUs, operates provide high acuity rehabilitation for patients recovering from strokes, medically complex and orthopedic conditions, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological disease processes. It provides rehabilitation and program management services, including physical and occupational therapies and speech pathology services, to LTAC hospitals. It provides specialized care programs that support patients with complex medical needs, such as wound care, pain management, and cognitive deficits, in addition to programs for neurologic, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary recovery. It operates therapy programs in approximately 120 LTAC hospitals.

The Company manages therapy programs in approximately seven sub-acute (or skilled nursing) units. These hospital-based units provide lower intensity rehabilitation for medically complex patients. Patients' diagnoses cover a range of medical conditions, including stroke, post-surgical conditions, pulmonary disease, cancer, congestive heart failure, burns, and wounds. It manages outpatient therapy programs that provide therapy services to patients with a range of medical, orthopedic, and neurological conditions that may be related to work or sports injuries. It manages approximately 130 hospital-based and satellite outpatient therapy programs.

Its RehabCare segment provides therapy management services primarily to nursing centers, assisted living facilities, independent living communities, home health agencies, and hospice providers, allowing its customers to fulfill their continuing need for therapists on a full-time or part-time basis without the need to hire, train, and retain their own full-time staff. Its RehabCare segment provides rehabilitative services in approximately 1,790 sites of service in over 40 states. RehabCare provides specialized rehabilitation programs designed to meet the individual needs of the residents and patients it serves.

Nursing Center Division

The Company's nursing center division provides care through the operation of a national network of approximately 90 nursing centers (over 11,530 licensed beds) and seven assisted living facilities (over 370 beds) located in over 20 states. Through its nursing centers, the Company provides short-stay patients and long-stay residents with a range of medical, nursing, rehabilitative, pharmacy, and routine services, including daily nutrition, social and recreational services. Its nursing center division also manages approximately 10 hospital-based sub-acute units (over 470 licensed beds) in over seven states. Approximately seven of these units (244 licensed beds) are co-located within hospitals owned and operated by its hospital division. These units consist of 20 to 50 beds offering skilled nursing services, providing a range of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, speech, and ventilator or other respiratory therapy to patients recovering from a range of surgical procedures, as well as medical conditions, such as stroke and cardiac ailments.

Company Address

Kindred Healthcare Inc

680 S 4th St
LOUISVILLE   KY   40202-2407
P: +1502.5967300
F: +1302.6555049

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