Before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients receiving care at Kindred’s inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), behavioral health hospitals and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have continued to receive the highest quality care tailored to their unique needs. These patients have also been able to transition to the next most appropriate care setting within the same hospital.

These superior outcomes were highlighted in Kindred’s recent Quality Report, as IRF performance and outcomes were measured against the Uniform Data System (UDS) for Medical Rehabilitation, a national benchmarking system.

The report detailed that Kindred IRFs not only maintained strong numbers, but surpassed UDS standards including:

  • Increased discharge to the community
  • Improved functional efficiency
  • Decreased discharge to acute care
  • Decreased average length of stay

The report also showcased the various achievements following the integration of Kindred Behavioral Health (KBH) across multiple benchmarks, according to CMS data.

How Kindred Leads the Way to Recovery Through Quality Outcomes

Since the integration of KBH, Kindred has seen positive results in areas including:

  • Readmission rates
  • Discharge to the community
  • Crisis plan development
  • Treatment plan completion and more

Further, Kindred LTACHs surpassed both internal and external benchmarks as they:

  • Reached a 67.4% successful ventilator wean rate
  • Maintained compliance with 97% of patients meeting patient criteria (3+ days in an ICU or 96+ required hours of mechanical ventilation)
  • Reduced rehospitalization risk by 50% compared to other care settings

Relentless focus within these various benchmarks has enabled Kindred to continue to produce strong quality performance with optimal clinical outcomes for partner hospitals across the country. It also demonstrates the unique and increasing value of partnering with a specialized expert.

Click here to read the full Kindred Quality Report.

By Kindred Healthcare