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Kindred Healthcare and Atlantic Health System Announce Completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and MORRISTOWN, N.J. (July 9, 2019) 

Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Atlantic Health System today announced the completion of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in northern New Jersey. 

The new hospital, a joint venture between Kindred and Atlantic Health System, is expected to admit its first patient within the next several weeks, following the receipt of all state and regulatory approvals.

Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute—a two-story, 38-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility located in Madison, N.J. —will provide patient-focused care and intensive specialized rehabilitation services for patients who have experienced a loss of function due to an injury or illness. Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute stands on approximately 46,000 square feet of land, part of a 40-acre parcel of the Giralda Farms office park owned by Atlantic Health System that will be developed into a campus for health services.

The hospital will feature all-private rooms; a secure, acquired brain injury unit with private dining and a therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gyms; a therapeutic courtyard with golf, basketball and varied surfaces; bedside dialysis; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation. The facility will also include a transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home. 

The combination of Kindred’s expertise and a modern, state-of-the-art facility will allow Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute to serve a growing population of patients with critical needs. The new facility will enhance Kindred’s existing services in New Jersey, which include three long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospitals. With the opening of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred, will operate 23 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (also known as “IRFs”) in 12 states.

“We are pleased to work with the premier healthcare provider in New Jersey as we address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the New Jersey and New York area,” said Russ Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services-IRF. “Atlantic Health System has been a great partner and we look forward to continuing to work with them on this high-quality rehabilitation hospital that will greatly benefit the community.”

“Joining forces with a nationally recognized leader allows us to expand access to extraordinary rehabilitation services in our communities,” said Amy Perry, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery and CEO of Atlantic Health System’s Hospital Division. “We are proud to partner with Kindred to provide top-caliber patient care in the exceptional healing environment that has been created at Giralda Farms.”


About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $3.3 billion(1). At March 31, 2019, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 34,400 employees providing healthcare services in 1,782 locations in 46 states, including 73 long-term acute care hospitals (71 as of July 9, 2019), 22 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 11 sub-acute units, 97 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,579 non-affiliated sites of service. 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 You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.                   

(1) Revenues for the last 12 months ended March 31, 2019.

Susan E. Moss
Marketing and Communications
Kindred Healthcare
(502) 596-7296


About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of almost 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system offers more than 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. This network includes 1,000 physicians and providers comprising one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey - Atlantic Medical Group, as well as members of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners which work to enhance patient care delivery.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across seven health systems in New Jersey.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.

Rob Seman
Public Relations Manager
Atlantic Health System
(973) 660-3145