Kindred Healthcare has opened 44-bed Community Rehabilitation Hospital South through a partnership with Community Health Network.
The hospital is located in Greenwood, Indiana, at a site that earlier had a Kindred long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital.
Kindred still operates two LTAC hospitals in Indianapolis.
This is the third joint venture (JV) partnership between the two entities. Kindred and Community had JV partnerships for Community Rehabilitation Hospital North in northeastern part of Indianapolis and Community Howard Specialty Hospital in Kokomo.
Now with the opening of Community Rehabilitation Hospital South, Kindred operates 22 in-patient rehabilitation hospitals, which are also called as IRFs, in 11 states.
Most of these hospitals are operated in partnership with leading health systems.
They provide care for adults recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and other conditions.
Besides Community Rehabilitation Hospital South, Kindred has opened two new IRFs and begun building two more this year.
Kindred opened 60-bed CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, through a partnership with CHI Franciscan Health.
In Iowa, Kindred and Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines opened 50-bed Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital.
Kindred and Atlantic Health System broke ground on 38-bed Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, New Jersey. This hospital is slated to open in the second quarter of 2019.
Kindred, Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare broke ground on The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana. This 34-bed hospital is slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.
Kindred division Kindred Rehabilitation Services president Jason Zachariah said: “As our nation’s population ages, the demand for essential rehabilitation services continues to grow, highlighting the importance of adequate patient access.
“Kindred Rehabilitation Services partners with leading health systems to meet this demand and provide the best outcomes for this specialized patient population. Our IRF business is rapidly expanding as we capture opportunities to bring our rehabilitation expertise to new markets and meet the needs of the communities we serve.”
Kindred Healthcare is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky. As on 31 March, Kindred through its subsidiaries had around 38,300 employees providing healthcare services in 1,831 locations in 45 states, including 75 LTAC hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 13 sub-acute units, 98 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation services.