Each of us starts the workday with a general idea of how the day is going to go. But Kevin, a young man working at a factory in Texas, went in to work one morning not knowing that his life was about to change. When a crane mat was not securely fastened and toppled over in an accident at a welding factory, Kevin was crushed and severely injured.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week put forth a proposed rule that calls for paying a bundled payment to hospitals that perform hip and knee replacement surgeries.
We are proud to announce that Jason Zachariah, Senior Vice President of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, has been nominated by Louisville Business First to be featured as one of forty distinguished people in business in Louisville, the headquarters of Kindred Healthcare.
Recently, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee established a dedicated Chronic Care Work Group in order to develop legislative solutions to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions. In order to guide and inform their efforts, the Committee reached out to stakeholders in order to seek recommendations, examples of real world experience and thoughtful discourse in order to help improve care for this vulnerable patient population. Kindred responded to the opportunity and submitted a response to the Chronic Care Work Group.
As the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle continue to be compared to the dangers of obesity and cancer, the medical community has been abuzz with discussion about how much people should avoid prolonged sitting.
As America’s healthcare landscape continues to evolve under the Affordable Care Act and in tandem with initiatives like ACOs and changes in reimbursement, short-term acute care hospitals will find that their role is going to grow.
A stroke can be a life-changing event for stroke survivors as well as their loved ones and caregivers. But quality rehabilitation that begins early after survival can preserve function and cognition to return people to independence and the activities they enjoy.
For several years, the SLP occupation has made lists of top jobs in healthcare and social services. Despite the increased attention, some people are not aware of precisely what speech-language pathologists (also known as speech therapists) do every day and why a job in SLP can be so rewarding.
Striving toward the best possible patient outcomes guides everything we do in each of our owned and managed facilities, and we are proud to share our 2014 quality measures by the numbers.
Each year, we feature our quality outcomes by the numbers in the Kindred Healthcare Quality and Social Responsibility Report to demonstrate the success of our therapy and rehab’s critical role in the care continuum.
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