Karla's COVID Recovery Story

Karla was diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent 60 days in an acute care hospital. Still in a coma and on a ventilator, she was transferred to a Kindred Hospital and began to recover through specialized medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy.

Improved Outcomes, Reduced Readmissions, Lower Costs

Kindred Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals have had great success in reducing readmissions to acute care hospitals. In fact, most of our patients discharge home or to a lower level of care to continue their journey toward recovery and independence.

Achieving High Quality Performance…

  • Potentially preventable 30-day post-discharge readmission rate (to general hospital): Kindred outperformed the national average by 6%1
  • Ventilator wean rate: In 2019, Kindred LTAC hospitals had a 67.4% successful ventilator wean rate2
  • Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): In 2019, Kindred outperformed the national LTAC hospital performance by 14%3

To Improve the Patient Experience…

Our patients are our first priority and this is reflected through the more than 23k positive online reviews and the 4.6/5 stars shared with us, across multiple review platforms, by patients and caregivers whose lives we’ve touched.


To Make Recovery Possible...


See how the compassionate staff at Kindred Hospital Chicago Northlake built a relationship with Eddie and his family and got him back to those he loves through expertise in complex care that is uniquely suited for many COVID-19 patients.

George was seriously injured in an explosion that riddled his body with shrapnel and resulted in the breaking of nine bones. With the help of therapists, nurses and physicians at Kindred -- as well as his love of music -- George recovered to the fullest extent.

Ed was in a devastating motorcycle accident that left him virtually immobilized. His goal was to get home for his annual July 4 family barbecue, and he made it -- with the help of Kindred's interdisciplinary team of caregivers.

When Patrick’s Cardiologist told him he needed a new aortic valve, he went forward with the surgery. Unfortunately, the doctor then discovered that Patrick had suffered a series of strokes and the doctor did not yet know the extent of the damage. Patrick's goal changed from recovering from heart surgery to dealing with brain surgery.

References:
1. CMS Compare data – October 2016-September 2018
2. Internal Kindred data
3. CMS Compare data – July 2018-June 2019